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Clara B. Williams: First African-American graduate of New Mexico University

      Mrs. Clara Belle Williams was the first black student to graduate from New Mexico College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts (now known as NMSU) in the fall

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Molly Williams: First Female Black FireFighter

Molly Williams is recognized as the first #black female firefighter in the United States; she was also a slave. Williams was owned by a very wealthy businessman who had an

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Martin Robison Delany: African-American abolitionist (May 6, 1812 – January 24, 1885)

    OV Staff   Martin Robison Delany was an African American abolitionist, the first African American Field Officer in the U.S Army, and one of the earliest African Americans

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OuR Vets

By OV Staff Announcing a new media project Our Voice- The Magazine in collaboration with Open Mic Rochester and Aria Virtual Consulting: OuR Vets. Every year, thousands of vets die

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William Wells Brown, Abolitionist Lecturer, Novelist; Playwright, and Historian

William Wells Brown (circa 1814 – November 6, 1884) was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian in the United States. Born into slavery in Montgomery County, Kentucky,

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Henry Bibb; Author and Abolitionist

Henry Walton Bibb was an American author and abolitionist who was born a slave. After escaping from slavery to Canada, he founded an abolitionist newspaper, The Voice of the Fugitive.

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Barack Obama

44th President of the United States(Born August 4th, 1961   Born in Hawaii in 1961, and raised with the help of his grandparents, President Obama’s story is truly inspirational, and

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W.E.B. DuBois: Sociologist, Historian and Civil Rights Activist (1868-1963)

By OV STAFF   W.E.B. Du Bois in his office   A pioneering intellectual and controversial figure on the world’s stage, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was a man whose

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Matthew Henson Artic Explorer(1866-1955)

By OV Staff Matthew Henson     Notorious for discovering the North Pole, Matthew Henson was the first African-American Arctic Explorer. Born on August 8, 1866, in Charles County, Maryland,

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Who Invented the Lawnmower?

John Burr was a prominent 19th-century African American inventor. He is best-known for his invention of the modern rotary lawnmower. Not much is known about Burr’s life, but he was

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Mary McLeod Bethune: American Educator and Civil Rights Leader (1875-1955)

By OV Staff Near penniless, but driven by a consuming desire to educate black youth, Mary McLeod Bethune founded what is now Bethune-Cookman University in 1904- an institution whoich continues

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Buffalo Soldiers: Corporal Isiah Mays

Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and recipient of America’s highest military decoration (1858-1925) A Buffalo Soldier in the Indian Wars, Corporal Isiah Mays was the first African-American to

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Harriet Tubman- Humanitarian, Abolitionist, and Spy (1820-1913)

OV Staff   Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom an