Category Archives: Black History

Nina Mae McKinney

Celebrating accomplishments of African-Americans. Nina Mae McKinney was one of the first African-American film stars in the United States as well as on British television.

The Golden Thirteen

The Golden Thirteen are the thirteen African-American men who became the first  African-American men to become commissioned and warrant officers in the United States Navy in 1994. John Walter Reagan, Jesse Walter Arbor, Dalton Louis Baugh, Frank Ellis Sublett, Graham Edward Martin, Phillip George Barnes, Reginald E. Goodwin, James Edward Hair, Samuel Edward Barnes, George Clinton Cooper, William Sylvester White, and Dennis Denmark Nelson were commissioned. Charles Byrd Lear was appointed as a Warrant Officer.



Jack Johnson

Celebrating accomplishments of African-Americans. Jack Johnson was the first African-American world heavyweight Boxing Champion. He was born March 31, 1878. He earned the title “Galveston Giant” as he held the title from 1908 until 1915.

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