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Augustus Jackson: The Black Man Who Upgraded Ice Cream

Known as “The Father of Ice Cream,” Augustus Jackson developed an innovative method and recipe for making ice cream. While he didn’t invent ice cream, he definitely upgraded it! Click the link to learn more.

Promises Made, Promises Broken: The Betrayal of James Roberts

The story of James Roberts describes his experience of fighting in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. In both instances, he was lied to and denied his freedom. Click the link to learn more.

Paul “Tank” Younger: NFL Trailblazer And First HBCU Graduate To Play In NFL

Paul “Tank” Younger was a trailblazer in the NFL. The first HBCU grad to play in the NFL, he was also the first Black player to play in a Pro Bowl. Click the link to learn more.

Katherine “Kittie” Knox: Trailblazing Cyclist Who Defied Societal Norms

Katherine “Kittie” Knox was a pioneer in the field of cycling, defying societal norms. Despite the racial and gender bias of the time, she achieved success and acclaim. Click the link to learn more.

Dr. Natalia Tanner: Pioneer In The Field of Pediatrics

Pioneering pediatrician Dr. Natalia Tanner-Cain was the first board-certified pediatrician in Detroit, MI. She was also the first Black physician on staff at Children’s Hospital in Detroit. The hospital was still segregated at the time. Click the link to learn more.

Martha White: The Unsung Heroine of The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott

In 1953, Martha White ,took a stand by refusing to give up her seat on a Baton Rouge city bus. Her refusal to vacate her seat sparked the first bus boycott in U.S. history. Click the link to learn more.

Dysaesthesia Aethiopica: Confronting The Legacy Of Racism In Mental Health Diagnosis And Treatment

Dysaesthesia Aethiopica: Confronting The Legacy Of Racism In Mental Health Diagnosis And Treatment

General Order No. 252: Lincoln’s Civil War Decree Issued To Address Mistreatment Of Black Troops During The Civil War

President Lincoln issued General Order No. 252 on July 30, 1863, ordering the equal treatment of soldiers taken as prisoners of war. The order was implemented to address the mistreatment experienced by Black soldiers who were often killed or enslaved when captured in battle. Click the link to learn more.

Michael Croslin: Visionary Behind The Innovation Of Computerized Blood Pressure And Pulse Monitoring Device

Michael Croslin is the Black inventor who developed an instrument that computerized the measurement of blood pressure and pulse monitoring. Click the link to learn more.

Before Kamala Harris, There Was Charlotta Bass, 1st Black Woman To Run For Vice President Of The United States

Charlotta Bass was the 1st Black woman to run for Vice President of the United States. This phenomenal woman was also an activist and likely the first Black woman to own and operate a newspaper in the U.S. Click the link to learn more.

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