John Carlos former track and field athlete and former professional Canadian Football League player. Along with Tommie Smith did black power salute on the podium during the 1968 Olympics.Read more "John Carlos"
James Farmer was the initiator and organizer of the 1st Freedom Ride; 1961.Read more "James Farmer"
Black Women entrepreneurs in the 1800s made and sole fried chicken and were known as “waiter carriers”. Gordonsville, Virginia was the “Fried Chicken Capital of the World”.Read more "“Waiter Carriers”"
Mary Schmidt Campbell is President of Spelman College.Read more "Mary Schmidt Campbell"
James Lawson born 1928 is an activist and a professor. He was a theoretician and tactician and advisor and proponent of nonviolence during the Civil Rights Movement.Read more "James Lawson"
Barbara Ransby born 1957 is an author, activist, professor and historian.Read more "Barbara Ransby"
Mistah F.A.B. is a rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, community organizer, and activist. His name is a backcronym for “Money is something to always have forever after bread”. He was born Stanley Petey Cox in Oakland, California in 1982.Read more "Mistah F.A.B."
In 1968, the first black Barbie, Christie, was introduced.Read more "The “Christie” Doll"
The television show ‘The Proud Family’ centered around an all black family, which ran from 2001 to 2005. The show is still known as the only cartoon series on the network to have a black cast as its lead characters.Read more "The Proud Family"
Ruth Beckford, 1925 – 2019, toured with Katharine Dunham, founder of Oakland Dance Association.Read more "Ruth Beckford"