President Obama delivers his last State of the Union Address to Congress and the nation. January 12, 2016.

Former American Slave Interviews

Below is an actual historical (silent) video of one of the Selma to Montgomery marches.

African American VideosDaniel Hale Williams
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams  c. 1900

The first successful open heart surgery was done by Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (MORE)

Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis watches a Signal Corps crew erecting poles, somewhere in France., 08-08-1944 - NARA - 531202
Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis watches a Signal Corps crew erecting poles, somewhere in France.
The first Army African American General in America, General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. (MORE)  

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Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

The first African American Presidential nominee, Shirley Chisholm (MORE)

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Lewis Howard Latimer
The “Electric Lamp” was patented by Lewis Howard Latimer and Joseph V. Nichols  (MORE)

Charles R Drew portrait
Dr. Charles R. Drew
If you have ever needed a blood transfusion, you may want to thank Dr. Charles Drew (MORE)  

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Civil rights leader and journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett made sure the world was aware of the the lynching horrors in America of Blacks (MORE)

Garrett Augustus Morgan
The next time you stop at an intersection on a street…remember who patented the three position traffic signal.  Garrett Morgan went from slavery to become one of America’s greatest inventors (MORE)

Bessie Coleman, First African American Pilot - GPN-2004-00027
Bessie Coleman
Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was the first African American female pilot (MORE)

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Matthew Alexander Henson was the first to reach the North Pole.  Fellow discoverer Robert Peary joined Henson and his team 45 minutes later… (MORE)

Marian Anderson 1951
Marian Anderson in 1951
Marian Anderson changed the world for African American artists by singing at the Lincoln Memorial (MORE)

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