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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker was one of showbiz’s most iconic African American performers. After marrying a Frenchman, Jean Lion, she moved to Paris. In 1940, when the Nazis began their occupation of Paris, Baker…

Matthew Henson

Matthew Alexander Henson was an African American explorer and was a key member of the first successful expedition to the North Pole in the early nineteen hundreds and made seven separate voyages to…

Phillis Wheatley

During a time when black people were discouraged from learning how to read and write, Phillis Wheatley, a Senegal/Gambia-born black girl who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, defied them all and…

Bass Reeves

One in four cowboys was black, despite the stories told in popular books and movies. In fact, it is believed that the real “Lone Ranger” was inspired by an African American man named Bass Reeves.…

Bruce Randolph

Bruce Randolph, 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…