BlackUSA History

Atlanta University Atlanta University

Wilcie Elfe The earliest known black pharmacist

Sojourner Truth Abolitionist, women's rights activist and preacher

Negro History Week Negro History Week initiated by Carter G Woodson

Zora Neale Hurston Anthropoligist, Writer

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