Mary Eliza Mahoney: The First Trained Black Nurse in America

Mary Eliza Mahoney is the First African-American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States. She was also the first…

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Belford Vance Lawson Jr: The First African American To Win A Supreme Court Case

Belford Vance Lawson Jr. made history as the first African American to win a Supreme Court case in the United States. His landmark victory paved the way for greater equality and justice for people of color.

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Ralph Harold Metcalfe

Ralph Metcalfe: The Black Sprinter Who Was The Fastest Human In The World In 1934

Ralph Harold Metcalfe was a celebrated U.S. sprinter, track coach, and politician. Metcalfe’s years as a student at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was an incredible one. He won a lot of medals and was regarded as the world’s fastest human in 1934 and 1935.

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Christian Frederick Cole – The First Black Graduate of the University of Oxford and England’s First Black Barrister

Christian Frederick Cole was a Sierra Leonean lawyer who became an historical icon after becoming the first African barrister to practice in England and the first black African student to study at the University of Oxford.

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King Shabaka: The Black Nubian Pharaoh Who Revived Ancient Egypt

In the annals of ancient Egyptian history, few pharaohs stand out with the same significance and impact as Shabaka, also known as Shabako. As a…

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The Story of Freddie Stowers – The First Black Soldier Who Was Awarded The Medal of Honor

Freddie Stowers was an African American corporal in the US Army who ultimately became renowned and celebrated for his heroism and bravery during World War…

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Black History Month: The Story Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution

Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution inspired millions of free and enslaved people of African descent to seek freedom and equality throughout the Atlantic world. Toussaint and…

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The Incredible Story of Aunty Polly: The Fearless Black Woman Who Fought off White Slavers To Protect Enslaved Black Fugitives In The mid-1800s

Aunty Polly Jackson was a bold and fearless black woman who took up arms to protect and safeguard runaway slaves from anti-abolitionists and white slavers….

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The Adivasi People – The Original People of India

The term Adivasi derives from the Hindi word ‘adi‘ which means of earliest times or from the beginning and ‘vasi‘ meaning inhabitant or resident. The…

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Elizabeth Bessie Coleman

The Incredible True Story Of Bessie Coleman, America’s First Black Female Pilot

Elizabeth Bessie Coleman was the first African-American woman to obtain a civil aviator’s international pilot’s license. She was the first African-American woman to fly in public.

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