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First African Americans My last post of this 2019 Black History Month goes to....... President Barack Obama!!!! Thee FIRST African American President of these United States of America. Who would have THUNK it....? A BLACK MAN living in the White House. He is and will forever be my FOREVER President! #BlackHistory #February28th #FOREVERPresident

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First African Americans Poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 7, 1917. Brooks moved to Chicago at a young age. She began writing and publishing as a teenager, eventually achieving national fame for her 1945 collection A Street in Bronzeville. In 1950 Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her book Annie Allen. She died in her Chicago home on December 3, 2000. #FirstAfricanAmerican #BlackHistory #February27th

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First African Americans Dr. Maya Angelou broke new ground artistically, educationally and socially with her drama “Georgia, Georgia” in 1971. Because of this piece, Dr. Maya Angelou became the first African-American woman to have her screenplay produced. My favorite quote from Dr. Maya Angelou (RIParadise) is “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” #BlackHistory #FirstAfricanAmerican #February26th

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First African Americans Many know about Oprah Winfrey.... but some didn’t know that on January 2017, she became the first African American woman to be honored with the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award, for lifetime achievement. #BlackHistory #FirstAfricanAmerican ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

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Continuing with my February post of “What Would The World Be Like Without Black People”....I am including “First African Americans” because without them, many opportunities would not be afforded to us. Ruby Bridges (born September 8, 1954) was six when she became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school on November 14, 1960, escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals due to violent mobs. Bridges' bravery paved the way for continued Civil Rights ac... Read more

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