BlackUSA History

First black Masonic Lodge Lodge founded

Thamos Fast Waller Jazz pianist and composer

Johnson holds over 20 patents and created the popular toy, the Super Soaker water gun that

Peabody Fund promote black education

Jane Cooke Wright Cancer Researcher

Juliette Derricotte First woman trustee of Talladega College

Curtis Mayfield R&B Pioneer

Leroy "Satchel" Paige elected to the baseball hall of fame

Lillian Evans Evanti Founded the National Negro Opera

Billie Holiday Singer

Jersey Joe Walcott Boxer

Peter Williams, Jr. Religious leader

Marion Anderson Singer

Alexander L. Twilight First African-American to get a college degree

Maria Stewart First American-born woman to speak publicly