Tag Archives: African American History

Henry “Box” Brown

Celebrating the struggles of our ancestors. Henry “Box” Brown packaged and mailed himself, while inside of a wooden box, from a Virginia slave plantation to Philadelphia in search of freedom. Today, we must maintain our freedom with the same determination as Henry “Box Brown.

W.E.B. Du Bois

Celebrating the accomplishments of African-Americans. Dr. William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963. Dr. Du Bois was a philosopher, historian, sociologist, author, editor, civil rights activist, journalist, educator, Pan-Africanist, and a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. Dr. Du Bois became the first African-American  to earn a Ph.D.from Harvard University.


Edward Bouchet

Dr. Edward Bouchet is the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree in the United States of America. He earned a doctorate degree in Physics in 1876 from Yale University. Dr. Bouchet is the first 20 Americans to earn a doctorate degree in Physics and the first six to earn a doctorate in Physics from Yale.