Janet Collins was the first and only African American to become Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1951). That was almost 65 years ago and she alone today still holds that accomplishment.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of James H Wallace Jr, © Jim Wallace.
A stunning list of books that every African American should read
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.
First African American in the U.S. Space Program
Bernard A. Harris, Jr. first African American to perform a space walk in 1995
African-American church, rural South, ca. 1930s, photo by Doris Ulmann (adski-Pkafeteri.livejournal.com)
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"Different Now?" Created by African American artist Gerhardt