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"Selma Burke's commissioned sculpture of President Roosevelt is on every American dime!" Dorothy Brangman Selma Burke African American sculptor and educator who founded two art schools. In 1940 she opened the Selma Burke School of Sculpture

Dr Alfred Blalock

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in

27 Black Women Activists Everyone Should Know

Shirley Chisholm- she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Wow i never knew! They based Betty Boop after a black woman!

The original Betty Boop - This is Ms. doesn't she look familiar to most of us? She was a black entertainer in the her stage name was Baby Esther and her hit song was " boop oop a doop" which cartoon character is she?

Bill Sanderson created this multi-portrait illustration for the September issue of 'The Atlantic,' showing President Obama surrounded by important figures in African American History: Frederick Douglas, Booker T Washington, WEB DuBois, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Jessie Jackson Senior and Rosa Parks.

Graphic by Bill Sanderson for the article, Fear of a Black President - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic

Birmingham Alabama Church Bombing • 15 September 1963 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombing

not forgotten -- September 15 on this day the Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Clockwise from top left, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair)

BE extraordinary. That which makes you different, makes you strong. RIP Maya Angelou.

On the Pulse of the Morning At President Bill Clinton's behest, Maya Angelou wrote this poem and recited it at his inauguration on January It was .

¥~ Ayyyyye, its ya  J ... Follow me for MORE great things. Love ya .

¥~ Ayyyyye, its ya J ... Follow me for MORE great things. Love ya .