Poet, composer, author, government official, teacher and influential civil rights activist, Johnson is perhaps best remembered for his novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, as well as his work with the NAACP, where he served as secretary from ...
Posted Sunday, February 10th 2013 at 7:42PM
He was an American/Dutch and Surinamese inventor in the shoe industry. Matzeliger was born in Paramaribo (then Dutch Guyana, now Suriname). His father was a Dutch engineer and his mother black Surinamese slave. ...
Posted Monday, May 19th 2008 at 4:56PM
Jerry D. Pope was a dedicated educator and school administrator, who entered the teaching profession as a social studies teacher after having left a career as an executive trainee at the Manufacturers and Traders Trust Bank (M&T). ...
Posted Monday, February 4th 2008 at 8:12AM
John Hope Franklin was born January 2, 1915, is a historian and former president of the American Historical Association. Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University, he is best known for his work From Slavery to Freedom, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. ...
Posted Wednesday, February 27th 2008 at 3:07PM
Kenneth Dunkley earned a significant place in the history of black inventors by creating Three Dimensional Viewing Glasses (3-DVG). This patented invention displays 3-D effects from regular 2-D photos without any type of lenses, mirrors or optical el ...
Posted Thursday, February 18th 2010 at 2:13PM
doing my studying and seeking, i have found that King James the first was a black man.. what is so hard to belive about that. when all HEBREW ISRAELITES of that time where a dark skin ed people .. so why dose the cecular world never teel you this fac ...
Posted Monday, May 7th 2012 at 12:38PM
Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player and businessman. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He entered the ...
Posted Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 4:49PM
LeRoy Wilton Homer, Jr. (August 27, 1965 – September 11, 2001) was the First Officer of United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks in 2001, and crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all 33 ...
Posted Monday, April 16th 2012 at 7:06PM
Background and Early Years
Louis Eugene Wolcott was born in Bronx, N.Y., on May 11, 1933, and was raised in the West-Indian community in the Roxbury section of Boston. His mother, Sarah Mae Manning, had emi ...
Posted Tuesday, December 11th 2007 at 4:27PM