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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toni Stone
(1921-1996)
First African American woman to play professional baseball
Photo Courtesy of National Baseball Hall of Fame
 
                   
 
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