Inventors

Inventors

Madam C.J. Walker created a line of haircare products for African American women, leading her to later become the first female African American self-made millionaire. There is now a Netflix series based upon her journey, titled Self Made. Computer scientist Lisa...
Important Figures

Important Figures

In case you didn’t already know, the creator of Black History Month was historian Carter G. Woodson. Often referred to as the “Father of Black History,” he was notably the second African American to graduate from Harvard University with a doctorate degree, and is...
Blacks and Literature

Blacks and Literature

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish a book of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in 1773. Born in the Gambia and sold to the Wheatley family in Boston when she was 7 years old, Wheatley was emancipated shortly after her book...
Cincinnati- City of Immigrants

Cincinnati- City of Immigrants

Fig1.Union Baptist Church Fig2. Post for Run Away Slave Fig3. African American Worker Fig4. Cincinnati's First African American Police Officer Fig5. Roustabout Rivermen On A Steamboat Fig6. Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati African-American 1830’s –...
Hamilton Ave Freedom

Hamilton Ave Freedom

Hall of Free Discussion site (current site near the Mill Creek Bike Trail across from Dane Avenue in Northside) – James C. Ludlow, an abolitionist and son of Colonel Israel Ludlow (Israel was one of three surveyors sent to survey the Miami Purchase responsible for...

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