African American Inventors

I didn't know there were so many things invented by black people, especially when slavery was still so present in our society, I'm surprised that they were still given the recognition.

Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas (1931-1980) African American child actor that played the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series’ end in 1944. Although the character he played was often the subject of controversy in later years for containing elements of the “pickaninny” stereotype, Thomas always defended his work in the series, pointing out that Buckwheat and the rest of the black Our Gang kids were treated as equals to the white kids in the…

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Harriet  Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.

Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a

profeminist: “❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia…

profeminist: ““❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox “Hidden Figures”! In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind.

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RARE!! Vintage Civil War Era African American Female Tintype in Original Case

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Black african american woman with tiny waist holds fan tintype

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Ralph Mendis was born in 1897 and is seen here at approximately age five in 1902. His mother, Frances, was part of the New Bern, North Carolina, migration to Worcester, and his father was one of a handful of Jamaican immigrants who resided in the city. Rhode Island records indicate that Ralph died in 1906, though the cause is unknown

Portraits depict African American families in the early 1900s

Ralph Mendis was born in 1897 and is seen here at approximately age five in 1902. His mother, Frances, was part of the New Bern, North Carolina, migration to Worcester, and his father was one of a handful of Jamaican immigrants who resided in the city. Rhode Island records indicate that Ralph died in 1906, though the cause is unknown

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Tintype Photograph Portrait of an African American Woman Holding Book Apron

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AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general.

"I'm an African-American" What does it really mean when I say that? The title implies that I am an African citizen who immigrated to the United States by choice and chose to become an American citizen.

“Dr. Olivia Hooker the first African-American woman to have entered the U.S. Coast Guard, which she…”

“Dr. Olivia Hooker the first African-American woman to have entered the U.S. Coast Guard, which she…”

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