In january 2012, filmaker Ava Dduvernay was the first African American woman to win the best director prize at the sundance film festival for her film 'Middle of Nowhere'.  #blackhistory

In january 2012, filmaker Ava Dduvernay was the first African American woman to win the best director prize at the sundance film festival for her film 'Middle of Nowhere'. #blackhistory

Rosalind Brewer Named Sam’s Club New  Pres & CEO. Making her the 1st woman & 1st African American to hold this position.

Rosalind Brewer Named Sam’s Club New Pres & CEO. Making her the 1st woman & 1st African American to hold this position.

Kim Hamilton (Sept. 12, 1932 – Sept. 16, 2013) was an African American actress who appeared onstage, in films and on television and was the wife (1997 - 2000) of the late actor Werner Klemperer — Col. Klink on “Hogan’s Heroes.” Hamilton portrayed Helen Robinson in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird. Her long career on TV began as Andy's girlfriend on Amos 'n' Andy. She had roles on The Twilight Zone, Days of Our Lives, All in the Family & many mor...

Kim Hamilton (Sept. 12, 1932 – Sept. 16, 2013) was an African American actress who appeared onstage, in films and on television and was the wife (1997 - 2000) of the late actor Werner Klemperer — Col. Klink on “Hogan’s Heroes.” Hamilton portrayed Helen Robinson in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird. Her long career on TV began as Andy's girlfriend on Amos 'n' Andy. She had roles on The Twilight Zone, Days of Our Lives, All in the Family & many mor...

shirley chisholm was the first African American woman to run for president for one of the two primary parties. Visit girlsjustwannabepresident.wordpress.com

shirley chisholm was the first African American woman to run for president for one of the two primary parties. Visit girlsjustwannabepresident.wordpress.com

Mary McLeod Bethune's Last Will & Testament -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute

Mary McLeod Bethune's Last Will & Testament -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute

Linda Brown was the "Brown" in the 1954 Supreme Court case known as Brown vs. Board of Education. The Court reversed the 1897 Plessy vs. Ferguson decision and held that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

Linda Brown was the "Brown" in the 1954 Supreme Court case known as Brown vs. Board of Education. The Court reversed the 1897 Plessy vs. Ferguson decision and held that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

Pinner sez:  Hope you guys know this man. Carter G. Woodson was the founder of Black History Month. He was a historian, author, Republican, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In 1912, he became the second Black to earn a Ph.D at Harvard University.

Pinner sez: Hope you guys know this man. Carter G. Woodson was the founder of Black History Month. He was a historian, author, Republican, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In 1912, he became the second Black to earn a Ph.D at Harvard University.

Major General Marcelite J. Harris (born January 16, 1943, Houston, Texas) became the the first African-American female general of the United States Air Force. Born Marcelite Jordan to Cecil O'Neal Jordan and Marcelite Terrill Jordan, Sr., Jordan graduated from Spelman College, earning her B.A. of arts degree in speech and drama in 1964, before joining the Air Force

Major General Marcelite J. Harris (born January 16, 1943, Houston, Texas) became the the first African-American female general of the United States Air Force. Born Marcelite Jordan to Cecil O'Neal Jordan and Marcelite Terrill Jordan, Sr., Jordan graduated from Spelman College, earning her B.A. of arts degree in speech and drama in 1964, before joining the Air Force

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