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Did you know? Bessie Stringfield (1911-1993) known as “The Motorcycle Queen of Miami” broke down barriers for women and African American motorcyclists in the 1940s.
Stringfield completed eight solo cross-country tours and served as a U.S. Army motorcycle dispatch rider. To find our more about Bessie Stringfield click here
Did you know? Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.(1912-2002) is remembered for many things: Being the first Black Air Force General, leading the Tuskegee Airmen flight squadron and standing up to the military establishment in advancing the cause of Black soldiers. For more information on Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. click here
Did you know? Harry Lew (1884-1963) is best known for becoming the first African-American professional basketball player when he joined the New England League in 1902. Lew played basketball with the Pawtucketville Athletic Club. He spent more than 20 years in the game, as a player and general manager of multiple teams. For more information on Harry Lew click here
Did you know? On this day February 23rd, 1979, Frank E. Peterson Jr.(1932-2015) Was named the 1st black general in the Marine Corps. For information on Frank E. Peterson Jr click here
Did you know? Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor (1878 – 1932) “was an American cyclist who won the world one-mile track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racial discrimination. Taylor was the first African-American athlete to achieve the level of world champion and only the second black man to win a world championship-after Canadian boxer George Dixon”. For more information on Marshall Walter Taylor click here
Did you know? Ida Gray Nelson Rollins (1867-1953) was the first black woman to graduate from the U-M School of Dentistry,
The first black woman to earn D.D.S. degree and the first black woman to practice dentistry in Chicago. For more information on Ida Gray Nelson Rollins click here
Did you know? Wendell Scott was a pioneer in the sport of auto racing as the first Black full-time driver on the NASCAR circuit. Acting as a driver and his own mechanic he gained the admiration of fans and fellow drivers through his grit and determination to be successful in a sport deeply-entrenched in the Jim Crow south.
Wendell Oliver Scott (August 29, 1921 – December 23, 1990) was an American stock car racing driver. He was the first African-American driver in NASCAR, and the first African-American to win a race in the Grand National Series, NASCAR’s highest level. For more information on Wendell Scott click here