Lydia Parsons

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:53:58 +0000

Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him. 1st black pilot with Continental Airlines who had to go through the Supreme Court to get the job. Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry.. www.griphop.com/


    In December 1957, Mohawk Airlines hired the first African-American stewardess in the United States, Ruth Carol Taylor. Within months, TWA announced that it would hire a black stewardess, making it the first large airline to break the color barrier in passenger service.

    Black soldiers fighting a war in Vietnam for others to obtain freedom. Ironic because it was concurrent with the Civil Rights movement in which others fighting to obtain basic human and civil rights for African Americans in the U.S. "Land o f the Free" www.artistdds.com

    These are the mugshots of William West and William West, and they are not related. They were both sent to Leavenworth Prison at the same time, in 1903, and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact same name, who looked exactly alike. They are part of the reason fingerprints are now used as identification.

    Carl Maxie Brashear was the first African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. Service/branch United States Navy Years of service 1948-1979

    African American Inventors and Inventions | African-American Inventor March 16 Thomas L. Jennings - Mr. Jennings ...

    In the early 1900s, children were sometimes send by parcel post, since postal stamps were cheaper than train tickets

    COLONEL CARMEN AMELIA ROBLES, AN AFRICAN-MEXICAN WOMAN WHO WAS AN IMPORTANT LEADER DURING THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION.

    This is awesome. Overcame sexism, racism, and war to improve the understanding of science. :)

    The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based. His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

    Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., Sister of Diana Ross was the first African American woman to be appointed dean of an American medical school.

    Before Madam C.J. Walker there was Annie Turnbo Malone, " The Forgotten Entrepreneur" (1869-1957) A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave away most of her money to charity.

    Debutante Ball In Harlem