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Katherine G. Johnson

Katherine Johnson Biography Portrait of Katherine Johnson Credits: NASA Born: Aug. 26, 1918 Died: Feb. 24, 2020 Hometown: White Sulphur Springs, WV Education: B.S., Mathematics and…

Hattie McDaniel

Actress and radio performer Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her supporting role as Mammy in 'Gone With the Wind.' Who Was Hattie McDaniel? By the…

Dr. Mae Jemison

Mae C. Jemison is the first African American female astronaut. In 1992, she flew into space aboard the Endeavour, becoming the first African American woman in space. Who Is Mae C. Jemison? Mae C.…

Daniel Hale

Daniel Hale Williams was one of the first physicians to perform open-heart surgery in the United States and founded a hospital with an interracial staff.  Daniel Hale Williams pursued a pioneering…

Bruce Randolph

Bruce Radolph, known as Daddy Bruce, said “Nothing beats love. If you give just one thing, you get three things back; that’s why I do it.” Daddy Bruce opened Daddy Bruce’s Bar-B-Q in 1963, at the age…