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BlackUSA History

Lewis Howard Latimer Made Electric Lighting Practical

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Poet

Black Renaissance Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY, 1922 [How the hell did they figure this out?]

Larry Doby First black player in the AL

Rosa Parks December 1, 1955

Samuel Ringgold Ward Runaway slave and editor

Caterina Jarboro First Black prima donna of an United States opera company

Geroge H. White Last former slave to sit in the House of Representative

Nannie Helen Burroughs African-American educators

Ambrose Caliver Senior Specialist in the Education of Negroes

Arna Wendell Bontemps Writer

Elmer Simms Campbell Cartoonist

James Amos Porter Artist and author

Henry Blair Inventor

Shirley Graham Writer