Bill Cosby is an actor, comedian, producer, best selling author, a PHD recipient, a 7 time Grammy award winner and a 3 time Emmy award winner. He helped break down racial barriers in 1965 in the show I Spy, when he became the first black actor to act in a dramatic series. He also broke
Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major league baseball. He led the Brooklyn Dodgers to winning several Major League pennants as well as the World Series in 1955 . He was vocal when it came to civil rights and advancing the rights of all those oppressed. He made many advancements for black athletes
Jimi Hendrix was a legendary, electrifying, and exciting guitarist, singer and songwriter during the 1960′s. He is a legend and inspired countless musicians in his day and he continues to today. His showmanship and creativity transformed rock n’ roll and he is regarded today as one of the best that ever was.
Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization in Northeastern Africa. It was based around the Nile River which provided very fertile soil for crops. The civilization began around 3150 BC. The civilization consisted of a series of Kingdoms. Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power during the New Kingdom. The many achievements of the ancient Egyptians
Liya Kebede is an Ethiopian supermodel, an entrepreneur, clothing designer, maternal health advocate, and actress. She was ranked as the 11th highest-paid supermodel in 2007 by Forbes magazine. She is known for her beauty, grace, and style and has been on the cover of US Vogue three times as well as on the covers of
Johnnie Cochran was a charismatic, and superstar lawyer who was known for his celebrity clientele such as O.J. Simpson, Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, boxer and former Heavy Weight Champion Riddick Bowe, Sean P-Diddy Combs, and others. He was also someone who fought hard to defend those that were racially and otherwise discriminated
Patricia Bath is a physician, scientist, and inventor. She is a pioneer in numerous areas for both women and African Americans. She invented the Laserphaco Probe which improved the treatment of cataract patients in 1986. Her achievements include: patenting a device in 1988 and became the first African-American doctor to get a medical patent, being
James “Bubba” Stewart Jr. is the first African-American to dominate in motocross. He has won a record-breaking 11 American Motorcyclist Association Amateur National titles riding for Kawasaki Team Green, and James was named 2002 Rookie of the Year in his debut pro season. He is often referred to as “the Tiger Woods of Supercross” .
Josephine Baker was a dancer, singer, and Civil Rights Activist. She moved to France in the 1920′s and took it by storm, quickly becoming one of the most popular and highest paid entertainers in Europe. By 1927 she made more money than any other performer in Europe. She was also a successful broad way entertainer. Baker was also celebrated
Denzel Washington is one of the most respected actors or our time. He is a two time Academy Award winning actor (Glory – 1989, and Training Day – 2001), a five time Academy Award Nominee, a two time Golden Globe winner (The Hurricane – 1999), a Tony Award winner, a director (Antwan Fisher –