Gwendolyn Brooks: Interesting Facts about this Poet

Gwendolyn Brooks was an American poet, writer, and teacher. Brooks was the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry for her book Annie Allen....



Jerry Lawson: The man who Pioneered the Video Game Cartridge.

(December 1, 1940- April 9, 2011) Photo credits: The Estate of Jerry Lawson (Jerry Lawson) Before Xbox, PlayStation, or even Atari, you had to buy a...


12 Facts about George Crum

Before discussing 12 facts about George Crum or George "Speck," let us look at common legends about how some believe potato chips originated. Who...
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Claudette Colvin Refused to Give Up Her Seat on the Bus before Rosa Parks

Claudette Colvin was born on September 5, 1939 (age 81), in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. She is an activist who was a pioneer in the...

Meet a substantial contributor to the study of cardiovascular disease and the first black Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Courage is like a habitus, a habit, a virtue: you get it by courageous acts. It's like you learn to swim by swimming. You...

Ruth Carter – The First Black Woman to Win Two Oscars for Costume Design

In the world of costume design, Ruth Carter is a trailblazer. She has impacted the film industry as the first black woman to win...

Muriel Tramis: The First Black Woman Video Game Designer

Men controlled the video gaming industry in the 1980s. The first black woman to design a video game was Muriel Tramis, a French-Caribbean woman...

Sylvia Robinson: The Mother of Hip Hop

Introduction Hip-hop has become among the most well-known and significant musical genres worldwide, but it wasn't always that way. Hip-hop was largely an underground movement...
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The Black Woman who invented Rock n’ Roll Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Podcast Notes Sister Rosetta Tharpe is the topic of this podcast today. Hey everybody, welcome to Tellers of the Untold I'm Vanessa, your host. And...
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