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BlackUSA History

Claude A Barnett Claude A Barnett founded Associated Negro Press

First issue of Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper First issue of Baltimore Afro-American Ne

George B. Vashon frist black to enter NY State bar

Autherine Lucy Foster Autherine Lucy Foster

Father Patrick Francis Healy Father Patrick Francis Healy first black man to receive a PhD

Harry Blair Harry Blair received a patent for his corn planting machine

Alex Miller (December 5, 1912 – May 25, 1965), known professionally as Sonny Boy William

Sonny Boy Williamson Blues singer, harmonica player

Josiah Henson Runaway slave

The Secretary of the Navy Authorized enlistment of slaves as Union sailors, September 25,

1866 - The Georgia Equal Rights Association First organized. 1867 - The Georgia Equal Righ

Garrett Augustus Morgan Father of the Gas Mask

Constance Baker Motley was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1921. She received her bachel

Violette N. Anderson was born July 16, 1882, in London, England. She and her parents, Rich

Black Muslin Black Muslin movement initiated in Detroit