William Cooper Nell, African-American abolitionist, historian, journalist, and civil servant was born on Dec. Nell was one of the first people to record extensive African American history (a people's historian!) and an activist for school desegr
Two prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance: Nora Holt was the first African American to earn a master's degree in the USA. Carl Van Vechten was a patron of the arts, author, & photographer. Van Vechten and Nora Holt seen here at Yale, June
US Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce of Mississippi, Republican Served First black Senator to serve full six year term. Only senator to be a former slave. First black man to preside over the U. Enslaved mother and white father.
Portrait photograph of Julian Francis Abele, circa Chief designer at the architectural firm of Horace Trumbauer, Abele was responsible for the design of such Philadelphia buildings as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for Black Americans in This was one of the first organizations for Black Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to.
Civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered. He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement.
George Franklin Grant was the first African American professor at Harvard. Inventor of golf tee made of wood and a chemical used to cover teeth (he was a dentist). Fascinating information I never would have known.