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The first African American individuals in sport

  • Heavyweight Boxing Champ: Jack Johnson became the first African American World Heavyweight Champion in 1908.
  • First Professional Black Baseball Player: On April 5, 1947, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first African American to play Major League Baseball.

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First African American individuals in science and technology

  • Eminent Scientist: George Washington Carver developed 300 derivative products from peanuts, including cheese, milk, coffee, flour, ink, dyes, plastics, wood stains, soap, linoleum, medicinal oils, and cosmetics.
  • Self-Made Millionaire: Madam C.J. Wa...

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African Americans in entertainment

  • Oscar Winner: In 1940, Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award for her performance in Gone With the Wind. She portrayed a loyal slave governess.
  • First Black Billionaire: Robert Johnson sold his cable station, Black En...

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African American figures in Legal and Government positions

  • First Lawyer: John Mercer Langston passed the bar in Ohio in 1854.
  • First Supreme Court Justice: Thurgood Marshall served in the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991.
  • First Senator: Hiram Rhodes Revels represented the state...

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Black History Month

Black history month honours the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history.

The celebrations began as "Negro History Week," created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. In 1976, it became a month-long ce...

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African Americans in entertainment

  • Oscar Winner: In 1940, Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award for her performance in Gone With the Wind. She portrayed a loyal slave governess.
  • First Black Billionaire: Robert Johnson sold his cable station, Black En...

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