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dr marilyn gaston smiles down at the camera while standing with her arms crossed, she wears a red suit jacket, gold hoop earrings, a gold necklace, and a gold bracelet, her short hair is styled with loose curls, and her makeup includes soft red lipstick, in the background on the right is dr gayle porter who also has short hair and is smiling while looking away from the camera

Meet 8 Black Medical Pioneers Who Changed Health Care For Good

Charles Drew, Mary Mahoney, and James McNune Smith are among the African American pioneers in the medical profession.

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Civil Rights Movement

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Martin Luther King Jr. - Call to Activism

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How the Greensboro Four Began the Sit-In Movement

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks: Timeline of Her Life, Montgomery Bus Boycott and Death

Little Rock Nine Photo Courtesy U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons

The Lasting Impact of the Little Rock Nine

Birmingham Chlldren's Crusade

The Birmingham Children's Crusade of 1963

Black Sports History

Rachel and Jackie Robinson

How Jackie Robinson's Wife Helped Him Break Baseball's Color Barrier

Wilma Rudolph

How Wilma Rudolph Overcame Early Health Problems to Launch a Record-Breaking Career


10 Things You May Not Know About Pelé

Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor an American cyclist who won the world 1 mile (1.6 km) track cycling championship in 1899 - Image ID: FG6KJC (RM)

Major Taylor: The Story Behind America's First Black Sports Superstar

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lonnie johnson holding a super soaker and its us patent while sitting on the grass outside his home, june 1992

How Lonnie Johnson Invented the Super Soaker

The engineer tuned toy inventor gamed up the idea for the water gun while preparing for a NASA mission.

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Trivia You Should Know

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Little Known Facts About Black History

sidney poitier

10 Black Actors and Actresses Who've Won Oscars

Bessie Coleman

10 Black Pioneers in Aviation Who Broke Barriers

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin and 11 Other Black Singers Who Got Their Start in Church

carter g woodson

Carter G. Woodson & the First Black History Month

Legal Figures

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Ketanji Brown Jackson

Mildred Loving

Mildred Loving

Linda Brown Smith, left, of Topeka, Kansas, listens to Benjamin L. Hooks, executive director of the NAACP, during ceremonies observing the 25th anniversay of the U.S. Supreme Court's desegregation ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in Columbus, S.C., May 1979.   It was Brown's father who initiated the class-action suit in  the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans., which led to the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 landmark decision against school segregation.  (AP Photo)

Linda Brown

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi

How Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi Created the Black Lives Matter Movement

What started off as a hashtag on a Facebook post has become a national rallying cry for equality.
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Arts & Entertainment

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Moments in Black History

Famous Black People

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