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.

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.

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For all those who love baking, but want the tasks to be made as easy as possible, you have Anna M. Mangin to thank for her ability to foresee your needs. The young African American woman invented the pastry fork in 1891.

For all those who love baking, but want the tasks to be made as easy as possible, you have Anna M. Mangin to thank for her ability to foresee your needs. The young African American woman invented the pastry fork in 1891.

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Racism history for African Americans in a quick picture. The picture shows what…
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"Phillip B. Downing, an African American, invented the mailbox in 1891." African American Inventors
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african american figurines | African American Figurines - Woman C Brown Series African Tealight ...
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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The #USNavy is proud to celebrate a Century of Black Life, History and Culture!
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