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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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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...

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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...
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African-American Firsts

The first black-American is known to have earned a bachelor’s degree

EPISODE 31 Podcast Notes Introduction to Alexander Twilight His parents father, Ichabod was black or mulatto His mother, Mary's race, is not certain His education He completed not only the secondary...

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...

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...

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.

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...
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Episode 54: 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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