Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.

Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.

"Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American women to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles."

"Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American women to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles."

Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the  only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

17 Unsung Heroes Of Black History

Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

The Little Rock Nine ~ 1957. These are the children who integrated the school in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower ordered out the National Guard to protect them, but they were still spit on and they had to endure hateful remarks and racist epithets. They are all heroes in my book.

The Little Rock Nine Are Now Eight: The Ancestors Bring Home Jefferson Thomas

The Little Rock Nine ~ 1957. These are the children who integrated the school in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower ordered out the National Guard to protect them, but they were still spit on and they had to endure hateful remarks and racist epithets. They are all heroes in my book.

Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel'  and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers.  Often she would go out into the field to treat them too.  A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.

Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel' and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers. Often she would go out into the field to treat them too. A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.

I really like this picture. It looks like they just finished singing a really hearty song.

I really like this picture. It looks like they just finished singing a really hearty song.

Black Heroes: Women of the Sky  Bessie Coleman, Janet Bragg, and Willa Brown were pioneers in women's avionics.

Black Heroes: Women Aviators

Black Heroes: Women of the Sky Bessie Coleman, Janet Bragg, and Willa Brown were pioneers in women's avionics.

Today in Black History, 8/3/2013 - Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham was the third African American woman to go into space in 2006. For more info, check out today's notes!

Taking Flight: 7 Black Female Astronauts and Aviators Who Changed History

Today in Black History, 8/3/2013 - Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham was the third African American woman to go into space in 2006. For more info, check out today's notes!

African American troops, World War Two (looks like Europe, but the photo is uncredited and untraceable, alas. rw)

African American troops, World War Two (looks like Europe, but the photo is uncredited and untraceable, alas. rw)

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young. The first African American to attain the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and it's highest ranking African American until the day he died. A true Buffalo Soldier...

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young. The first African American to attain the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and it's highest ranking African American until the day he died. A true Buffalo Soldier...

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