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Famous Black Americans

from Boomers @ 50+

scienceyoucanlove: Mae C. Jemison was born on...

We salute Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. #Boomers50 #WomensHistoryMonth

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This was controversial and not allowed to air in some countries at the time and she was cut out of the scenes or replaced. 1st African American Bond girl, Trina parks.

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from Mail Online

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

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Paul Robeson (1898-1976) Paul Robeson was a famous African-American athlete, singer, actor, and advocate for the civil rights of people around the world. He rose to prominence in a time when segregation was legal in the United States, and Black people were being lynched by racist mobs, especially in the South.

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from Mail Online

How Mary Seacole was made a saint and Florence Nightingake was smeared

Mary Seacole, Jamaican Herbalist. During Crimean War performed surgery on the frontline and established the "British Hotel" providing supplies for soldiers and quarters for sick and infirmed.

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from Mail Online

Was Jack Daniels created by slaves?

After 150 years, Jack Daniels has finally revealed that a slave was behind the world-famous recipe of America's most popular whisky. A photo taken from the time shows a man thought to be one of Nearis Green's (the slave who passed on the recipe) sons sitting on the left of founder Jack Daniel (circled, right) and his workers

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"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."

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