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Happy Birthday, Miss Lou. We miss you. Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley , OM, OJ, MBE (7 September 1919 – 26 July 2006)

Happy Birthday, Miss Lou. We miss you. Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley , OM, OJ, MBE (7 September 1919 – 26 July 2006)

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (8/31/1842 - 3/13/1924) was responsible for the merger of other African American women's organizations into the National Association of Colored Women in 1896. She had previously founded the American Woman Suffrage Association of Boston with Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone, and was a member of several other predominantly white women's organizations. Her husband, George Lewis Ruffin, was the first African American graduate of Harvard Law School. #TodayInBlackHistory

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (8/31/1842 - 3/13/1924) was responsible for the merger of other African American women's organizations into the National Association of Colored Women in 1896. She had previously founded the American Woman Suffrage Association of Boston with Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone, and was a member of several other predominantly white women's organizations. Her husband, George Lewis Ruffin, was the first African American graduate of Harvard Law School. #TodayInBlackHistory

Actress Pat Rainey....This website is called Ladies of Harlen and it highlight a lot of African American ladies of that era.

Actress Pat Rainey....This website is called Ladies of Harlen and it highlight a lot of African American ladies of that era.

Little Known Black History Fact: Poet, educator and activist Frank X Walker is Kentucky’s first Black poet laureate, and at 53 the youngest to serve in the post. Governor Steve Beshear bestowed Mr. Walker with the honor in February 2013. With a specialty in writing “persona” poems, which are works written in the voice of another, Walker has won several awards for his poetry, putting a new face on writers from the Appalachia region. Born June 11, 1961 in Danville, Ky.,

Little Known Black History Fact: Poet, educator and activist Frank X Walker is Kentucky’s first Black poet laureate, and at 53 the youngest to serve in the post. Governor Steve Beshear bestowed Mr. Walker with the honor in February 2013. With a specialty in writing “persona” poems, which are works written in the voice of another, Walker has won several awards for his poetry, putting a new face on writers from the Appalachia region. Born June 11, 1961 in Danville, Ky.,

The original 12 African American firefighters

The original 12 African American firefighters

The Chiffons  The Crystals, a singing group from the New York City area, was one of the most successful girl groups of the early 1960s, best remembered for the hit singles "He's So Fine", and "One Fine Day". [source: wikipedia]

The Chiffons The Crystals, a singing group from the New York City area, was one of the most successful girl groups of the early 1960s, best remembered for the hit singles "He's So Fine", and "One Fine Day". [source: wikipedia]

Dr. Nathan Francis Mossell was the first African American to earn a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1882. He was founder of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital; the first African American member of the Philadelphia County Medical Society; a member of the Niagara Movement; founder of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP; and nationally prominent physician and surgeon.

Dr. Nathan Francis Mossell was the first African American to earn a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1882. He was founder of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital; the first African American member of the Philadelphia County Medical Society; a member of the Niagara Movement; founder of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP; and nationally prominent physician and surgeon.

Pvt. Ruth L. James, 1945 | 18 Stunning Photos Of Black Women At Work During World War II

18 Stunning Photos Of Black Women At Work During World War II

Pvt. Ruth L. James, 1945 | 18 Stunning Photos Of Black Women At Work During World War II

Macon Bolling Allen - First Black Lawyer (1845) and Justice of the Peace (1848)

9 Facts About Macon Bolling Allen

Macon Bolling Allen - First Black Lawyer (1845) and Justice of the Peace (1848)

John C. Robinson, The Brown Condor - Born in Florida in 1903 and raised in Mississippi, Robinson graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1924. He went on to head Selassie's Ethiopian Air Force in the 1930s and to teach at Tuskegee in the 1930s and 40s. He died in 1954 due to burns incurred during the engine failure and crash of his training plane. (Information via Oxford African American Studies Center. Illustration via Nick Derington on Flickr)

John C. Robinson, The Brown Condor - Born in Florida in 1903 and raised in Mississippi, Robinson graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1924. He went on to head Selassie's Ethiopian Air Force in the 1930s and to teach at Tuskegee in the 1930s and 40s. He died in 1954 due to burns incurred during the engine failure and crash of his training plane. (Information via Oxford African American Studies Center. Illustration via Nick Derington on Flickr)

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