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BlackUSA History

Legal Defense and Education Fund NAACP

Elijah McCoy Inventor holding over 57 patents

Wilberforce University Wilberforce University

Mississippi Valley State University

Evelyn Boyd Granville First black woman to receive an honorary doctorate

John Coltrane Jazz Music Innovator

Irwin C. Mollison Appointed Jjudge

Matthew Ricketts First black man elected to Nebraska State Legislature

Milton L. Olive III Vietnam War Hero

Fair Employment Practices Fair Employment Practices Commission

Louis (or Lucas) Santomee First university-trained black physician

Carter G. Woodson Founder of Black History Month

William Wells Brown First African-American to publish a novel

James Augustine Healey First black Catholic bishop

Slavery abolished in all French territories Slavery abolished in all French territories