African-American History Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26
African-American historians such as Carter G. Woodson, Arturo Schomburg, W.E.B. DuBois, and John Edward Bruce.
The Tulsa Race Riot
The Tulsa Race Riot was a 16-hour racially motivated conflict that occurred in 1921. In its aftermath, 800 Tulsans were injured, 300 blacks killed and the Negro Wall Street was destroyed.
The Freedmen's Bureau
The Freedmen's Bureau was established to help former enslaved African-Americans with housing, educational and employment opportunities. Despite its work, the agency faced a number of problems ranging from funding and lack of support.
Women of the Civil Rights Movement
Ella Baker, Septima Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer and Rosa Parks all played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers
The Fisk Jubilee Singers were established in 1871 to raise money for Fisk University.
Three Widows of the Civil Rights Movement
As widows of the most prominent men of the Civil Rights Movement, Coretta Scott King, Myrlie Evers Williams and Bettye Shabazz continued to fight against injustice following their husbands' deaths.
Myrlie Evers-Williams: Fighter for Justice
Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Medgar Evers, fought for more than 30 years to have his assassin brought to justice. Page 2.
Coretta Scott King
As the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King was committed to fighting against injustice in American society.
Betty Shabazz: Educator and Fighter for Social Justice
Bettye Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, continued to change the perception of African-Americans practicing Islam following his death. Page 3.
Willa Brown (1906 - 1992)
Willa Brown was the first black woman to hold a private and commercial pilot's license. Page 3.
Bessie Coleman (1892-1926)
Bessie Coleman was the first African-American woman to earn a pilot's license. She earned a living performing aerial tricks and barnstorming.
William J. Powell (1897 - 1942)
William J. Powell work as an aviator is best remembered for his establishment of the Bessie Coleman Aero Club. Page 2.
Five Pioneers of Black Aviation
Five African-Americans were who pioneers in the field of aviation. These men and women established schools, aviation clubs and lobbied for integration in the field of aviation.
Men and Women of the Civil Rights Movement
Several men and women were important to helping the Civil Rights Movement become successful in American society.
William Grant Still
William Grant Still known as the
Biography of Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson
Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was the first woman of any race to pass the Alabama State Medical Examination. She later became the founder of Tuskegee University's Nurses' School and Hospital. She is the eldest daughter of AME bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner and sister to famed artist, Henry Ossawa Tanner.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Fannie Lou Hamer was a grassroots worker in Mississippi whose fight to register local voters led to national publicity.
Oscar Micheaux was the first African-American to produce a full-length feature film.
Melvin Van Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles pioneered the Blaxpoitation genre of film in 1971 with
Gordon Parks work as a photographer and filmmaker is prolific. Parks directed films such as
Spike Lee has directed and produced a number of films, documentaries, music videos and commercials.
Julie Dash became the first African-American woman to direct and produce a full-length feature film in 1992.
Profile: Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson broke racial barriers and made history when he became the first African-American baseball player to play Major League Baseball.
African-American Soldiers in the American Revolution
African Americans fought for both the British and the American colonials during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Read more about their exploits during the American fight for independence.
African Americans in War
African-American soldiers have played roles in every major American conflict from the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) to the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read about African-American service during America's wars.
Black History Month Events--Black History Month National Events
A list of Black History Month national events.
Black History Month Events--Boston Black History Month Events
A listing of Black History Month events in the Boston area.
The African-American Press in the Jim Crow Era
The African-American press was an integral part of resisting discrimination, racism and oppression in American society
African-American History - Long User Review
Long User Review document index for the About.com African-American History GuideSite