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Clifton Reginald Wharton, Sr. (May 11, 1899 – April 25, 1990) was an American diplomat, and the first BLACK diplomat to become an ambassador by rising through the ranks of the Foreign Service - Black Folk Hot Spots Online #BlackBusiness Community

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Young Katherine Dunham and her brother, Albert Dunham Jr., ca. 1920. Missouri History Museum (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, and company director as well as an author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century and has been called the "matriarch and queen mother of black dance.

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William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919) was a late 19th Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 13, 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the late-1880s and 1890s. He obtained his certification in 1885. Black history album

African American Family, c. 1860 Credit: National Museum of American History Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

Lois K. Alexander-Lane [b.1916 - d.2007] Lois Marie Kindle was born in Little Rock, Arkansas where as a young woman she liked peering into department store windows to sketch dress designs. She later started custom-wear boutiques in Washington DC and Harlem. She was a 1938 graduate of what is now Hampton University in Virginia. In the 1950s, she did freelance photography for black newspapers and was vice president of the Capital Press Club, an organization for black journalists…

Black soldiers stationed in France during world war II Magdalene Linck says: "my grandpa (on left) with friends during the war"

“Jackie Robinson, at spring training w/ the Los Angeles Dodgers in Havana, 1947 #MLBinCuba” Getty Images Sport