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Wally “Famous” Amos’ November 18,1980 Wally “Famous” Amos’ signature Panama hat and embroidered shirt are donated to the National Museum of American History’s Business Americana collection. It is the first memorabilia added to the collection by an African American entrepreneur and recognizes the achievement of Amos, who built his company from a mom-and-pop enterprise to a $250 million cookie manufacturing business.

Wally “Famous” Amos’ November 18,1980 Wally “Famous” Amos’ signature Panama hat and embroidered shirt are donated to the National Museum of American History’s Business Americana collection. It is the first memorabilia added to the collection by an African American entrepreneur and recognizes the achievement of Amos, who built his company from a mom-and-pop enterprise to a $250 million cookie manufacturing business.

The First African-American to Own Rolls Royce Dealership

The First African-American to Own Rolls Royce Dealership

Two months ago I had a nice apartment in Chicago. I had a good job. I had a son. When something happened to Negroes in the South, I said 'That's their business.. not mine'... Now I know how wrong I was. The murder of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of us all.   Mamie Till-Bradley the mother of Emmett Till

Two months ago I had a nice apartment in Chicago. I had a good job. I had a son. When something happened to Negroes in the South, I said 'That's their business.. not mine'... Now I know how wrong I was. The murder of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of us all. Mamie Till-Bradley the mother of Emmett Till

WW 1, when African American US Army Soldiers were given to the French as replacements & they fought under the French Flag. The Harlem Hellcats came home heavily decorated.

WW 1, when African American US Army Soldiers were given to the French as replacements & they fought under the French Flag. The Harlem Hellcats came home heavily decorated.

Actress Esther Rolle was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom Maude and its spin-off series Good Times. | 1920-1998

Actress Esther Rolle was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom Maude and its spin-off series Good Times. | 1920-1998

Dr. Jacob L. Shirley (born 1884), is a native of Jamaica, British West Indies. He graduated from Meharry College, Nashville in 1910. In June 1910, organized the Union Drug Company, now under different management. He was also the first colored professional man in his section to use an automobile in his practice. After the epidemic of Influenze broke out in 1918, though greatly rushed and treating many cases, at a disadvantage, he lost only two cases out of first 1,200 treated.

Dr. Jacob L. Shirley (born 1884), is a native of Jamaica, British West Indies. He graduated from Meharry College, Nashville in 1910. In June 1910, organized the Union Drug Company, now under different management. He was also the first colored professional man in his section to use an automobile in his practice. After the epidemic of Influenze broke out in 1918, though greatly rushed and treating many cases, at a disadvantage, he lost only two cases out of first 1,200 treated.

Sean Bell, unnamed man, murder in Queens, N.Y. by 50 bullet barrage by police just hours before his own wedding.

Sean Bell, unnamed man, murder in Queens, N.Y. by 50 bullet barrage by police just hours before his own wedding.

Thomas Nelson Baker, Sr., who was born into slavery in 1860, received a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1903 from Yale University, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy anywhere in the U.S., and the first former slave to do so. (No other African-American earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale until 1946!).

Thomas Nelson Baker, Sr., who was born into slavery in 1860, received a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1903 from Yale University, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy anywhere in the U.S., and the first former slave to do so. (No other African-American earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale until 1946!).

Max Robinson (right) was the 1st African American network TV news anchor in the history of American television. The story of how the lives of Reginald F. Lewis and Max Robinson came together, as young men, is revealed on page 140 of "Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: http://www.amazon.com/Lin-Hart/e/B00A15DISU/?ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 Apple: http://www.apple.com/apps/ibooks/

Max Robinson (right) was the 1st African American network TV news anchor in the history of American television. The story of how the lives of Reginald F. Lewis and Max Robinson came together, as young men, is revealed on page 140 of "Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: http://www.amazon.com/Lin-Hart/e/B00A15DISU/?ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 Apple: http://www.apple.com/apps/ibooks/

Melungeons a tri-racial (white, black, and American Indian) community in Appalachia — Virginia and Tennessee. #history @hpman

Melungeons

Melungeons a tri-racial (white, black, and American Indian) community in Appalachia — Virginia and Tennessee. #history @hpman

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