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Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020-DAY 25: Dr. Lisa W...

Dr. Lisa Willams, a mom, professor, and founder of a multi-million dollar company created and launched a doll line to honor the beauty and intelligence of multicultural...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 24: Octavia E...

 Octavia Butler, born June 22,1947 in Pasadena, California , made her mark as an  African American author in the science fiction genre which had previously...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 23: The Fisk ...

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an American a cappella ensemble that was formed in 1871 at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.  The school was founded in 1866 and...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020-DAY 22: Jane Bolin

Jane Matilda Bolin was born April 11, 1908 in Poughkeepsie, New York, and in 1939 was sworn in as the first black woman judge in the United States. Her interest...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 21: The Platters

To those of us who swooned to the sweet romantic styling of The Platters in the 1950’s, they are an intact rock and roll group that carried us through our teen years....

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 20: Henrietta...

 DAY 20: Henrietta Lacks is an African American woman whose unique cells were taken without her knowledge while she was hospitalized for cervical cancer and are the...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 19: Florence ...

Florence Griffith-Joyner, better known as "Flo-Jo", is the fastest woman in history having hit the 100m world record of 10.49sec set in 1988 as well as the 200m mark of...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020-DAY 18: Phillis Wh...

When I was growing up in St. Louis in the 1950s, my community was so thoroughly segregated that our schools and many other public buildings were often named for...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 17: Matthew A...

Matthew A. Cherry NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker was born in 1981 in Chicago, Illinois.  He graduated from Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 16: Carla Dia...

Carla Diane Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress. Her appointment to this position is noteworthy because she is the first woman, the first African American,...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 15: James Van...

James Van Der Zee was a photographer (1886–1983) born in Lenox, Massachusetts He was the second of six siblings all of whom loved learning. He began playing the piano...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 14: Essynce M...

Essynce Moore from Hillside, New Jersey was 11 years old when she wrote her first book, “6th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Where No Secrets are Kept”, about...

Love Should Never Hurt on Valentine's Day or Any Other Day

  For florists, Valentine's Day is one of the biggest money-making days along with Mother's Day and the December holidays. For candy makers, Valentine's Day means...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 13: Leontyne ...

Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American soprano who was the first African American to become a leading performer at the Metropolitan Opera and is recognized...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 12: Vanilla B...

I’m celebrating Black History Month by looking for changemakers and trailblazers. #BlackHistoryMonth Vanilla Beane, a milliner in Washington, D.C. is lovingly...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020-Day 11: Christi Sm...

DAY 11-Cristi Smith-Jones and her daughter, Lola. When Cristi Smith-Jones’ 5-year-old daughter, Lola, shared with great interest that she had learned about the famous...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--Day 10: James Wel...

I’m celebrating Black History Month by looking for changemakers and trailblazers. #BlackHistoryMonth DAY 10-James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was multi-talented...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--Day 9: George "Cr...

I’m celebrating Black History Month by looking for changemakers and trailblazers. #BlackHistoryMonth DAY 9--George “Crum” Speck (1824-1914) a...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--Day 8: Selma Burke

I’m celebrating Black History Month by looking for changemakers and trailblazers. #BlackHistoryMonth   DAY 8--Selma Burke (December 31, 1900-August 29,...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--Day 7: William an...

I'm celebrating Black History Month by looking for changemakers and trailblazers. #BlackHistoryMonth   DAY 7- William and Ellen Craft, owned by two...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--Day 6: Doris "Do...

I'm celebrating Black History Month by looking for changemakers and trailblazers.   DAY 6--Doris "Dorie" Miller was born in Waco, Texas, on 12 October 1919. He...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--Day 5: Jordan And...

I'm celebrating Black History Month by looking for changemakers and trailblazers. #BlackHistoryMonth   DAY 5-Jordan Anderson, after being freed from slavery by...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--Day 4: Madam C. J...

I'm celebrating Black History Month by looking for changemakers and trailblazers.   DAY 4- Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in poverty-stricken Louisiana...

Call Her Madam, The First Self-Made Woman Millionaire

    Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in poverty-stricken Louisiana in 1867, went from picking cotton to become the first self-made American woman...

Black History Trailblazers and Changemakers 2020--DAY 3: Chef Shawn...

I'm celebrating Black History Month by looking for changemakers and trailblazers.   DAY 3- When Chef Shawn Davis, was turned down on Shark Tank for his shrimp...
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