Robert Tanner Freeman is the first professionally trained black dentist in the United States. A child of slaves, he eventually entered Harvard University and graduated only four years after the end of the Civil War on May 18, 1869.
Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922) was the first Black graduate of Harvard University (Class of 1870). His papers, including his Harvard diploma, his law license, photos and papers connected to his diplomatic role in Russia and his friendship with President Ulysses S. Grant, were recently discovered in an attic on the South Side of Chicago - just before the house was demolished.
...First African American Before US Supreme Court February 1, 1865 John Sweat Rock (1825-1866), a noted Boston lawyer, became in 1865 the first African-American to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the first Black person to speak before the U.S. House of Representatives.
Die Jury bestand aus Weißen und traf in zehn Minuten eine Entscheidung. 1944 wurde im US-Bundesstaat South Carolina ein Schwarzer hingerichtet. Nun entschied eine Richterin: Dem Jungen ist schweres Unrecht widerfahren.
Annie Malone,1927 the country's first African American millionaire. Malone built a very successful business creating haircare products for African American women. In 1918, Malone established Poro College in north St. Louis, a trade school to train beauticians and barbers as well as secretaries & bookkeepers to work on the marketing side of the business. Poro was so successful that by the 1930s Malone was one of the wealthiest women in the world. Missouri History Museum.
Today in Black History, 9/22/2013 - James Wormley Jones was the first African American special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation on November 19, 1919. For more info, check out today's notes!