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Nathan Francis Mossell (1856-1946) was an African American doctor who helped establish the first black hospital in Philadelphia.

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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr Besides actress, also became a pioneer in the field of wireless communications following her emigration to the United States. The international beauty icon, along with co-inventor George Anthiel, developed a "Secret Communications System" to help combat the Nazis in World War II. By manipulating radio frequencies at irregular intervals between transmission and reception, the invention formed an unbreakable code to prevent classified messages from being intercepted by enemy…

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SAINT FRANCIS TILES: These fully hand painted tiles, are true replicas from those used to pave the St. Francis Church in Deruta, Italy, back in the year 1524, as they are individually hand made using the same technique as that of the anonymous painter of Deruta.

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Rose gold pavé diamond disc necklace Brand New. Comes in a black velvet pouch. Still currently on elliotfrancis.com for $238. ROSE GOLD PLATED STERLING SILVER PAVE CRYSTAL DISC NECKLACE. THIS BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE'S FOCAL POINT IS A PAVE DISC FEATURING MORE THAN 40 MICRO CZ FAUX DIAMONDS IN A SETTING ~ ROSE GOLD PLATED STERLING SILVER 925 STAMPED SIGNATURE ELLIOT FRANCIS LOGO CHARM MADE IN ITALY ~ APPROX 16 INCHES DISC: 12MM Elliot Francis Jewelry Necklaces

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Lena Horne obituary

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. On a more personal note, you may remember her singing the alphabet on Sesame Street - if you watched in the late 70's, early 80's. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C5nXXv-FRs) #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory

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1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American.

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Servant of God Augustus Tolton (April 1, 1854 - July 9, 1897), baptized Augustine Tolton, was the first Roman Catholic priest in the United States publicly known to be black when he was ordained in 1886. (James Augustine Healy, ordained in 1854, and Patrick Francis Healy, ordained in 1864 were of mixed-race.) A former slave who was baptized and reared Catholic, Tolton studied formally in Rome. He was ordained in Rome on Easter Sunday at the Cathedral-Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.

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Jude Francis Wide Band Diamond Ring 18K Two-Tone Gold $6,550 Retail

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V A L E J E W E L R Y: VALE JEWELRY 2015 LOOKBOOK

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