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Black is Beautiful’ pioneer Ophelia DeVore

Photo credit: New Pittsburgh Courier online "I wanted America to know that beauty isn't just white, it's all colors. I wanted to change the...

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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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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...

Paul R. Williams: The Man Who Helped Build L.A, Architect to the Stars”

Paul R. Williams was born on February 18, 1894. He is a well-known American architect based in Los Angeles, California. In 1921, he...

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.

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...
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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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