Janet Collins was the first and only African American to become Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1951). That was almost 65 years ago and she alone today still holds that accomplishment.
Today in Black History, 1/17/2013 - Lewis Howard Latimer received patent number 252,386 in 1882 for the process of manufacturing carbon filaments in light bulbs that reduced the time to produce bulbs and increased the quality. For more info, check out today's notes!
Did you know that Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap were all created by an African-American Man? Dr. Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemi