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African America History

Updated on February 27, 2020

Black lives matters

Afro- Men and women who have made a change in History.

1. Edmonia Lewis - A famous sculptor, who was known for her busts of famous people like Abraham Lincoln.

2. Lillian Evanti- Was the first African Americans to start a career in Opera.

3. Margeret Murry Washington- Was the Editor of a campus Newspaper.

4. Lena Horne -she was a singer and actor at the Cotton Club in 1933.

5.Major Taylor-Was the fastest bicycle rider in the world.

6. Isaac Murphy- was one of the greatest jockeys in history.

7. George Monroe- deliver mail on the Pony Express.

8. Mervyn M. Dymally- He was the only black to serve in congress in 1980.

9. Matthew Alexander Henson-He was the first one to reach the North Pole.

10. James Beckwourth -lead a wagon train and discover a path through the mountain.

11. Jesse Owens- was one of the world's greatest track stars.

12. Jack Johnson- was a prizefighter.

13. Benjamin Banneker -made a clock that worked.

14.Dr. Daniel Williams- was a surgeon and a medical Pioneer.

15. Alex Haley- was a writer.

16. Countee Cullen- a writer and a post.

17.Nobel Johnson - the first actor who was considered a star.

18. Elijah McCoy- invented a sprinkler for the lawn and an iron table.

19. Bessie Coleman - was the first African American Pilot.

20. Asa Randolph- was a union leader and Civil Rights, activist.

21.DR. Martin Luther King Jr.- was a Civil Rights Activist, Minster.

22.Frederick Douglas-Published an autobiography in 1845.

22. DR Carter Woodson-responsible for Black History(Negro History).

23.Ronald Mcnair- A Black Astronaut.

24. Garrett Morgan - was the inventor of safety helmets

25. Paul Robeson- was a singer, athlete, activist, actor, and scholar.

26. Hazel Scott- was a jazz singer born in Trinidad.

27. Mahalia Jackson- one of the world's greatest Gospel singers.

28. Patricia Roberts Harris- she was the first African American woman to head a law school in the United States.

29. Barbara Jordon- was one of the first known political figures in this country.

30. Shirley Chisholm- The first woman to win a seat in the U.S House of Representatives.

Black History is a month that we celebrate and recognize the achievement of Afro-Americans who made a positive change in American History. Black History teaches us about the past and the struggles of our ancestors when was capture and brought to America as slaves.


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