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Black History Month

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Known as the "Queen of Staccato." She became the first black artist to perform at the White House in 1878.
African-American inventor who was awarded a patent for automatic opening and closing elevator doors
An American botanist and inventor. He became well-known to the public due to his active promotion of alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion
Helped Inspired the creation of the iconic cartoon character Betty Boop. Her vocal styling of using "boops" and other "childlike scat" sounds were viewed regularly in the Cotton Club during the 1920s
First Black U.S. Senator and first Black Representative in Congress. Originally from Mississippi
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Pioneer in the field of Nuclear Engineering; Pioneered the technology that is used in modern cell phones
As an American Civil Rights Activist, she was the first African-American child to desegregate the an all-white Elementary school in Louisiana
In 1964, he became the first Bahamian and first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor
In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress
Given credit for starting Negro History Week which later transformed into Black History Month