The Brown Skin Pioneer who Founded the Windy City, Jean Baptiste DuSable

Jean Baptiste DuSable, also known as Jean Baptiste Point DuSable (Point de Sable, Point au Sable, Point Sable, Pointe DuSable), was a black pioneer trader and...



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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Matthew Alexander Henson: One of the First to Reach the North Pole

Matthew Alexander Henson was born on August 8, 1866, in Charles County, Maryland, U.S. He was an African American explorer. "My thoughts were on the...

The First Black-American To Earn A Bachelor’s Degree From An American College

Alexander Lucius Twilight was the first Black-American known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an American college or university. He was also the...

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...

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...

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...
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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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