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Lewis Howard Latimer, patented a method for making carbon filaments, allowing light bulbs to burn for hours instead of minutes. Latimer also drafted drawings that helped Alexander Graham Bell receive a patent for the telephone. Black History Month, Black History Facts, Alexander Graham Bell, Office Boy, African American Inventors, African American Scientists, Kings & Queens, Famous African Americans, African History

Famous Black Inventors

Black inventors like George Washington Carver, Madam C.J. Walker, Lonnie G. Johnson, Garrett Morgan and Patricia Bath are among history's most revered geniuses.

(she shares my birthday - 30 Nov!) Delta Sigma Theta Soror Shirley Chisholm - "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.

Shirley Chisholm: Visionary Videos: NVLP: African American History

Today is Bert Williams’ birthday. George Walker and Bert Williams are important figures not only in show business history, but American cultural history, as well. Williams, the more gifted an… Black History Facts, Black History Month, Famous Black, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful, Before Us, African American History, Man Humor, Black People

Bert Williams

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

His prescription for musical ignorance was a cocktail of Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williams Blind Willie Johnson and Howlin' Wolf. (Howlin Wolf by Jim Marshall)

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Jack Johnson, the black heavyweight champion, whose reign lasted from 1908 to was also the first African American pop culture icon.

Stream Unforgivable Blackness | Ken Burns | PBS

Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World. Enter the ring in Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, a provocative PBS documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns.

George Washington Carver changed lunchtime sandwiches forever when he invented peanut butter. Carver didn’t attend college until he was 30 years old, but he went on to create 400 new uses for peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and pecans

George Washington Carver - Kansapedia - Kansas Historical Society

Kansas Historical Society

When Rosa Lee Ingram and her two sons received the death penalty in 1948 for murdering a white landowner in rural Georgia, civil rights activists from across the nation rushed to her defense. Black History Facts, Black History Month, Kings & Queens, Civil Rights Activists, By Any Means Necessary, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful, African American History, World History

Black Then

#Rosa Lee Ingram was working on land she sharecropped near the small town of Ellaville, Georgia, on November 4, 1947. A white neighbor, John Stratford confronted her angrily about some livestock that had roamed onto his property. It was told that Strafford attempted to sexually assault his neighbor Rosa Lee Ingram. As Rosa Lee Ingram fought ...

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in

Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in 1941.

 James E. West Electret Microphone Inventor Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of James Edward West, an African-American inventor born in 1931 in Prince Edwards County, VA. If you’ve ever talked on the telephone,

Dr. James E. West: Electret Microphone Inventor

Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of Dr. James E. West, an African-American inventor who developed the mic in the 1960s.

Happy Birthday: Mike Tyson June - Michael Gerard “Mike” Tyson also known as Malik Abdul Aziz is a retired American professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the. Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxe Mma, Jiu Jutsu, Combat Boxe, Boxing Champions, Mma Boxing, Sport Icon, Fitness Motivation

Mike Tyson February 25, 1989 Boxer Mike Tyson becomes the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World by defeating challenger Frank Bruno of England.