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100th Year Anniversary of the Ocoee Massacre: Their Right to Vote!

100th year Anniversary It’s been 100 years. One hundred years since Black-Americans attempted to exercise their right to vote. One hundred years since an...

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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...

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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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The First Celebrity Chef in America was enslaved! Chef Hercules

My husband and I are "foodies." We love to try various cuisines, from hidden mama and papa dives to food trucks and even fine...

Willa Brown: The First Black American Woman to Earn Both a Pilot’s License and a Commercial License

Introduction Years after relocating to Chicago, I learned about Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to obtain a pilot's license in the United States in...

Frank “Sugar Chile” Robinson: A Child Prodigy

Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson is an American jazz pianist and singer. He became famous as a child prodigy in the mid–1940s, and this little...

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...

Wally Amos was the first black talent agent and entrepreneur who founded Famous Amos cookies.

Who is Wally Amos? In 1967, he left the famous William Morris Agency in New York to move to Los Angeles to start his management...
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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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