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Rosa Parks

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of going to the back of the bus, which was designated for African Americans, she sat in the front. When the bus started to fill up with white passengers, the bus driver asked Parks to move. She refused. Her resistance set in motion one of the largest social movements in history, the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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America’s First Memorial to its 4,400 Lynching Victims

A sister-in-Christ Patricia Thomas and I spent three days last year visiting two new museums in my hometown Montgomery, AL. The Legacy Musuem, and The Lynching Memorial Musuem built on Caroline Street where I lived with my mother and siblings part of my childhood.

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Black Americans Pioneers of Science Making American History

Scientists, engineers, and inventors find the solutions to the world’s problems. Learn about the work that these Black scientists and inventors have accomplished that make our lives better.

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The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The 1921 Attack on Greenwood was one of the most significant events in Tulsa’s history. Following World War I, Tulsa was recognized nationally for its affluent African American community known as the Greenwood District. This thriving business district and surrounding residential area was referred to as “Black Wall Street.” In June 1921, a series of events nearly destroyed the entire Greenwood area.

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Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield, An American Forensic Anthropologist

Phoebe Stubblefield is an American forensic anthropologist specializing in human skeletal variation, human identification, and paleopathology. She is currently the Interim Director of the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida.

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Chronology of Achievements of Black Americans in Medicine

Black Americans in Medicine including Dr. Daniel Hale Williams who performed the first successful open-heart surgery in 1893 and founded Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses (the first black-owned hospital in America in 1891.

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