Culture

June is Black Music Month

Black music and culture have helped shape an entire century of American history. Starting with the negro spirituals born out of the excessive hardships...

Entrepreneurs

Self-made Millionaire at the age of 15

  https://jaylenbledsoe.com/ “Dream & Think Big. Control Your Future. Own Self Validation. Don’t Seek Validation.” - Jaylen D. Bledsoe Born and raised in Missouri by a single black...

Inventors

Granville T. Woods, known as the “Black Edison”

“I believe I can do anything if I just try.” -Granville T. Woods Granville T. Woods was known as the "Black Edison." He was the...

African-American Firsts

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

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

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...

Gertrude Jeannette-First Woman Cabdriver Who Turned Broadway Actor

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette became the first woman in New York City licensed to drive a motorcycle. She was the first woman licensed to drive a cab. She became...

Lila Fenwick became the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School.

In 1956, Lila Fenwick became the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School. Fenwick later led the United Nations’ Human Rights Division. She attended Harvard in 1954 when the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education came down, joining only a handful of women and the only black woman a one year before Ruth Bader Ginsburg started as a first-year student at the school.

The First Black woman to receive a patent and Trademark.

Sarah Elisabeth Goode Sarah E. Goode was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the very first American woman of African heritage to receive...
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Podcast

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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