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Songwriters Bob Cole (seated) and J.R. Johnson.

Bob Cole and Rosamond Johnson, songwriting partners and more -- by Black History Album.

J. Rosamond Johnson

J. Rosamond Johnson

The old flag never touched the ground / words by J. W. Johnson & Bob Cole ; music by Rosamond Johnson - 1901

I remember learning this song from my great uncle. The old flag never touched the ground / words by J. music by Rosamond Johnson - 1901

Sheila Johnson 1st Black American female billionaire in 2001

Bow Down! 65 Boundary-Breaking Black Women Who Have Paved the Way

Sheila Johnson - Born: January 1949 (age African American female billionaire entrepreneur who co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 1979 and is part-owner of the three sports teams in the NHL, NBA and the WNBA.

Huey P. Newton

Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Organizer of the free lunch program,shoe-give-away and daycare. He was a great Man became misguided knowledge without Christ is false knowledge;

African American Family by Black History Album, via Flickr

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Bert Williams and George Walker the original Kings of Comedy.

Bert Williams (left) and George Walker, ca. "The Kings of Comedy", 1898 Photograph. Bert Williams was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians (of any race) at the time.

Garrett Morgan - a phenomenal inventor, he created the traffic light, the gas mask and other significant inventions.       - from http://www.blackinventor.com

Garrett Augustus Morgan - Cleveland inventor and businessman who invented a device called the Morgan safety hood and smoke protector aka gas mask.