The Great Western Staircase is located in the New York State Capitol Building in Albany, NY, and portrays busts of famous New York State historical figures and significant scenes in American history.
Among the 77 busts carved, some of the names include, Susan B. Anthony, Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, and, most importantly, Frederick Douglass. Continue reading “Frederick Douglass’ Name Misspelled For Nearly 130 Years”
Today we honor one of black history’s greatest and most underrated, Perry Young, the first African American pilot to fly for a regularly scheduled commercial airline in the United States. It’s August 14, 1939. The second World War has begun, Marvin Gaye had just been born a few months prior, and no one knew who …
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Congratulations Mareena Robinson Snowden!! #keepshining Mareena Robinson Snowden became the first black woman to earn a P.h.D in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology!
Thomas Boyde Jr. was the first Black architect in Rochester, NY.
The inventor of refrigeration equipment used to transport food and blood.
First African to receive the Nobel Prize in literature.
Gordon Parks was a self-taught photographer, writer, composer and filmmaker known for Shaft and The Learning Tree.
(DAIQUON) Bill Russell was born on February 12, 1934, in Monroe, Louisiana.
There was a time when Rochester, N.Y. had it’s own “Black Wall Street” but it was known as the “Negro Business” or “Negro Business League” dating back to the 1920’s.
Today we celebrate, opera singer, Leontyne Price.