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BlackUSA History

Miles Davis Trumpet player, jazz composer

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. Brain surgery pioneer

National Association of Colored Nurses National Association

W.C. Handy Songwriter and band leader

Redd Foxx Comedian, actor

Jean-Michel Basquiat Painter

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania First historically Black College

Fritz Pollard First black All-American running back

Spelman college Founded

Nelson Mandela leader of movement for democracy

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2

Roger Arliner Young First African American woman Ph.D. in zoology

Ernest Everest Just First African American Ph.D. in both physiology and zoology

Alfred Oscar Coffin First African American to obtain a Biological Science Doctor of Philos

Muriel O. Farmer one of the First Black Women graduates of John Marshall Law School