Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American and the first of Native American descent to hold a pilot license. She also achieved her international pilot license in 1921.
Born on November 9, 1731, Benjamin Banneker was the author of a free African American almanac, a naturalist, surveyor and a farmer.Read More
Major U.S. Cities and States to Observe 50th Anniversary of Trailblazing Marshall’s Swearing in as the First African American Supreme Court JusticeRead More
The African Arrival will commemorate the history of the twenty Angolan Africans that reached the Jamestown settlement nearly 400 years agoRead More
For Buffalo Soldiers Day, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) lists 11 facts about Cathay Williams, the only known female member of the famed Buffalo Soldiers.Read More
The Remarkable Bass Reeves Today I Found Out While historians posit that the Wild West was nowhere near as wild as Hollywood would have you believe, it was a place where certain lawmen forged reputations as legendary heroes in their pursuit of outlaws. (Although in some cases, such as Wyatt Earp, the lawmen were little better than some of the…Read More