Saint Elmo Brady (1884-1966) • BlackPast
Image Ownership: Public Domain Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1884, Saint Elmo Brady became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in the field of chemistry when he completed his graduate studies at the University of Illinois in 1916. The eldest child of Thomas … Read MoreSaint Elmo Brady (1884-1966)
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
Jane M. Bolin was the first Black woman graduate of Yale Law School and the first Black woman in the United States to become a judge. She is pictured here in July 1939, shortly after her appointment...
Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil
Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s, shattered stereotypes in the process. (Katherine Johnson, photographed at Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz)
Manic Monday: Marble
Kudos to Morgen for this week's Manic Monday tribute to marble . I never collected marbles as a kid. Perhaps if there was more media covera...
Fanny Jackson Coppin (b.1837 – d.1913) was an educator and missionary. Born an American slave, her freedom was purchased by her aunt at age 12. In 1860, she enrolled in Oberlin College in Ohio, the first US college to accept both black and female students. While a student, she taught an evening course for free African Americans in reading and writing, and she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1865 and become the first African American woman school principal (Institute for Colored Youth).
In 1961, at the age of ninety-three, Dr. William E. B. Du Bois accepted an invitation from Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah to be the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana project. In the final months of his life, Dr. Du Bois renounced his American citizenship and become a citizen of Ghana. He died on August 27, 1963, the eve of the March on Washington." "W.E.B. Du Bois receives an honorary degree from the University of Ghana, University of Massachusetts, Du Bois: The Activist Life" umass.edu