The 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Gold medallist Tommie Smith ( centre ) and Bronze medallist John Carlos ( right ) showing the raised fist on the podium signifying black power during the American civil rights movement.
Original Montford Point Marine Henry Jackson was among the first African-Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. He was among 500 of his comrades to be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal last June and will be featured in a Black History Mont
First black Marine Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.
Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for Black Americans in This was one of the first organizations for Black Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to.
Two prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance: Nora Holt was the first African American to earn a master's degree in the USA. Carl Van Vechten was a patron of the arts, author, & photographer. Van Vechten and Nora Holt seen here at Yale, June
Vernice Armour (born is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and America's first African American female combat pilot in the United States military. She flew t
Donor honors Seattle legend with $1.3 million park
Homer Harris, became the first African American to captain a Big Ten Conference football team, in He had been denied access to the NFL because it wasn't integrated yet. So, Harris turned to coaching and then became a prominent northwest doctor.