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Part Four - Photographs

Eugene Jacques Bullard

Eugene Jacques Bullard
(1894-1961)
First African American fighter pilot in World War I Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Guy Bluford

Guy Bluford
(1942 - )
First African American astronaut in space Photo Courtesy of NASA

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm
(1924 - )
First African American woman elected to congress Photo Courtesy of Washington D.C. Public Library

Henry Flipper

Henry Flipper
(1856-1940)
First African American graduate of West Point Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens
(1913-1980)African American sprinter won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympic Games
Photo Courtesy of Washington D.C. Public Library

Marion Anderson

Marion Anderson
(1900?-1993)First African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune
(1875-1955)Educator, first African American woman to serve as head of a Federal Agency Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Part Six - Photographs

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith
(1894-1937)
“Empress of the Blues”
Photo Credits: Courtesy IOKTS Archives

George Washington Williams

George Washington Williams
(1849-1891)
Author, first Black History Book
Photo Courtesy of National Archives

John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson
(1918 - )
Founder of Johnson Publishing Company Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Dr. Patrcia Bath

Dr. Patrcia Bath
(1949 - )
Inventor of a medical device to remove cataracts from the eye faster and more accurate.
Photo Courtesy of IOKTS Productions, Photographer G. Theodore Catherine

Part Seven - Photographs

Benjamin O. Davis Sr.

Benjamin O. Davis Sr.
(1877-1970)
First African American General in U.S. Army Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Andrew “Rube” Foster

Andrew “Rube” Foster
(1879-1930)
Founder of the Negro National League Photo Courtesy of National Baseball Hall of Fame

W. C. Handy

W. C. Handy
(1873-1953)
First musician to publish a blues song Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Patrick Healy

Patrick Healy
(1830-1910)
First African American president of a university, Georgetown University Photo Courtesy of Georgetown University

Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott
(1920-1981)First African American to host a television show Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson
(1919-1972)
First African American major league baseball player Photo Courtesy of National Baseball League Hall of Fame

Mary Eliza Mahoney

Mary Eliza Mahoney
(1845-1926)
First African American registered nurse Photo Courtesy of IOKTS Archives

Sadie Alexander

Sadie Alexander
(1898-1989)
First African American woman to earn PhD Photo Courtesy of National Archives

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