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Patrick Henry "Pat" Chappelle (January 7, 1869 – October 21, 1911),was an African American theatre owner and entrepreneur, who established and ran The Rabbit's Foot Company, a leading traveling vaudeville show in the first part of the twentieth century. He became known as one of the biggest employers of African Americans in the entertainment industry, with multiple tent traveling shows and partnerships in strings of theaters and saloons. Chappelle was described at that time as the "Pioneer…

Patrick Henry "Pat" Chappelle (January 7, 1869 – October 21, 1911),was an African American theatre owner and entrepreneur, who established and ran The Rabbit's Foot Company, a leading traveling vaudeville show in the first part of the twentieth century. He became known as one of the biggest employers of African Americans in the entertainment industry, with multiple tent traveling shows and partnerships in strings of theaters and saloons. Chappelle was described at that time as the "Pioneer…

Carl Stokes was elected November 1967, took office January 1968, appeared on Newsweek cover April, 1969.

Carl Burton Stokes (June 1927 – April was an American politician of the Democratic party who served as the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. he was the first African American mayor of a major U.

Guy Fisher was the first Black man to own Harlem’s Apollo Theater, a proud day in Black history. Except that Fisher brought that historic showcase for Black talent using money generated by sales of thousands of kilos of heroin.

Guy Thomas Fisher (born is a convicted racketeer who was once part of The Council, a.

Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, 1953. 2nd of 3 women to play in the Negro Baseball League. Being 5' 3" is why she was nicknamed Peanut. Played for the Indianapolis Clowns 1953-1955, 33-8 won-loss record and a batting average of .273.

Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, of 3 women to play in the Negro Baseball League. Being is why she was nicknamed Peanut. Played for the Indianapolis Clowns won-loss record and a batting average of

Dr. Sylvester J. Gates, Black Physicist, Named 2014 Scientist of the Year | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News.

Sylvester J. Gates, Black Physicist, Named 2014 Scientist of the Year The Afro-American Newspapers Your Community.

Invented single cartridge based gaming system!

Gerald Lawson is the person to thank for PlayStation, Wii or Xbox gaming system you use. A self-taught engineer, he is considered a pioneer in the videogame world for creating the single cartridge-based gaming system.

Philip Freelon (born March 26, 1952), a native of Philadelphia, USA is an African American architect. He is best known as the co-designer (with J. Max Bond, Jr. of Davis Brody Bond and David Adjaye) of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Philip Freelon (born March 26, 1952), a native of Philadelphia, USA is an African American architect. He is best known as the co-designer (with J. Max Bond, Jr. of Davis Brody Bond and David Adjaye) of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Bessie Coleman, First African American Woman Pilot

Elizabeth Bessie Coleman (January 1892 April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license black-history-facts

oscar micheaux - 1st african american filmmaker

Oscar Micheaux

Micheaux was the prolific writer, director and producer of more than 44 films between 1919 and His films dealt with the African American struggle for equality in a hostile world.

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