Sam Lucas (unknown – 5 January 1916) was an African-American actor, comedian, singer, and songwriter.Sam Lucas’s exact date of birth is unknown. Lucas is cited as being born  to freed former slaves. His career began in blackface minstrelsy, but he later became one of the first African Americans to branch into more serious drama, with roles in seminal works such as The Creole Show and A Trip to Coontown. He was also the first black man to portray the role of Uncle Tom on both stage and…

Sam Lucas (unknown – 5 January 1916) was an African-American actor, comedian, singer, and songwriter.Sam Lucas’s exact date of birth is unknown. Lucas is cited as being born to freed former slaves. His career began in blackface minstrelsy, but he later became one of the first African Americans to branch into more serious drama, with roles in seminal works such as The Creole Show and A Trip to Coontown. He was also the first black man to portray the role of Uncle Tom on both stage and…

Diane White Clatto, Weathercaster Who Broke a Color Barrier, Dies at 76 - NYTimes.com

Dianne White Clatto, Weathercaster Who Broke a Color Barrier, Dies at 76

Diane White Clatto, Weathercaster Who Broke a Color Barrier, Dies at 76 - NYTimes.com

September 29, 1865: five months after the close of the #CivilWar, the “Convention of the Freedmen of North Carolina,” a statewide assembly of African Americans, gathered at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in #Raleigh

September 29, 1865: five months after the close of the #CivilWar, the “Convention of the Freedmen of North Carolina,” a statewide assembly of African Americans, gathered at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in #Raleigh

A TRIP TO COONTOWN New York Third Avenue Theatre 1898 by Bob Cole. This was the first musical entirely created  by, owned by and performed by African Americans. Partial playbill.

TRIP TO COONTOWN New York April 4 1898 OPENING NIGHT playbill African American

A TRIP TO COONTOWN New York Third Avenue Theatre 1898 by Bob Cole. This was the first musical entirely created by, owned by and performed by African Americans. Partial playbill.

On this date in 1950 (Oct,31), Earl Lloyd became the first black man to play in the NBA. #respect

On this date in 1950 (Oct,31), Earl Lloyd became the first black man to play in the NBA. #respect

Amanda Randolph (September 21, 1896 - August 23, 1967) was a singer, pianist, restauranteur, and actress. She was the first African American to star in a regular televsion show ("Amanda", on Dumont in 1948) and portrayed Louise on the Danny Thomas Show/. She also appeared on Broadway in "Shuffle Along", in several Oscar Michaux films, and as Sapphire's mother Ramona on the Amos 'n' Andy radio show. #TodayInBlackHistory

Amanda Randolph (September 21, 1896 - August 23, 1967) was a singer, pianist, restauranteur, and actress. She was the first African American to star in a regular televsion show ("Amanda", on Dumont in 1948) and portrayed Louise on the Danny Thomas Show/. She also appeared on Broadway in "Shuffle Along", in several Oscar Michaux films, and as Sapphire's mother Ramona on the Amos 'n' Andy radio show. #TodayInBlackHistory

On April 14, 1943 Joseph Jenkins (1914-1959) became the first African American commissioned officer in the US Coast Guard. Holding an engineering degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State, he had previously organized the 1279th Combat Engineering Battalion of the Michigan National Guard. In addition to military service he worked for the Michigan State Highway Department where he was Asst Director of the Detroit Metro office at the time of his death…

On April 14, 1943 Joseph Jenkins (1914-1959) became the first African American commissioned officer in the US Coast Guard. Holding an engineering degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State, he had previously organized the 1279th Combat Engineering Battalion of the Michigan National Guard. In addition to military service he worked for the Michigan State Highway Department where he was Asst Director of the Detroit Metro office at the time of his death…

The Producers Broadway show poster...This is probably in my top 10 favorite shows. SO GOOD!!

The Producers Broadway show poster...This is probably in my top 10 favorite shows. SO GOOD!!

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