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Black history fact :: I remember reading about this man from a paperback book…

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Little Known Black History Facts

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First African American in the U.S. Space Program

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In Honor of Black History Month, I present Black History facts. It is right to celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishment of our ancestors and other Black Hero's that paved the way.

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Mary Smith, one of the first African American Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, 1970. (get it, girl!)

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In 1921, the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, businesses, hospitals and churches. All this would change on May 31.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Tia Norfleet is the first and only black woman racecar driver to be licensed by NASCAR.

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Little known black history facts

Ophelia DeVore Born in 1922 in Edgefield, South Carolina, in a large middle-class family, DeVore moved to New York in 1938, did some modeling, and later attended New York University, where she majored in mathematics. In 1946 she launched the Grace Del Marco Agency a modeling agencies and charm school

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