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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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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.

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

Who is Wally Amos? Amos was the first Black talent agent. As an agent, he signed Simon & Garfunkel and headed the William Morris agency's...

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....

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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The Black Woman who invented Rock n’ Roll Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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