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Franz Fanon - was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author from Martinique. His work remains influential in the fields of post-colonial studies and critical theory. Fanon is perhaps the pre-eminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization. His works have incited and inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades.

I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos – and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the.

Hattie McDaniel wins The Oscar in this day for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind. Imagine not being able to attend your own movie premiere and being forced to sit in the segregated section at the Oscars. Black History was made and America has never been the same since.

Hattie McDaniel - actress - an first African-American to win an Oscar for best supporting actress.

Elaine Brown is known for being the FIRST & ONLY woman to head the Black Panther party. But more importantly she is a radical WRITER, ACTIVIST, SINGER. She also ran for the Green Party in the 2008 election. "The value of my life had been obliterated as much by being female as by being black and poor. Racism and sexism in America were equal partners in my oppression." Elaine is now the Youth Economic Development Coordinator with the office of Alameda County aka Oakland, California.

Elaine Brown, Savannah, GA, November Former Black Panther Party chairman from 1974 until

Bessie Coleman was the first African American Woman to fly an airplane in the year 1922. She was also the first black women to earn a pilot license. She was denied in the U.S and felt that it was her priority to follow her dreams. So she taught herself French, moved to France and got her license there where she learned different styles to flying. Including stunt flying, parachuting, and even aerial tricks.  http://www.biography.com/people/bessie-coleman-36928

A Black History Moment Bessie Coleman Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.

"I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself." Shirley Chisholm 1968

I want history 2 remember me not just as th black woman elected 2 Congress or made a bid fr presidency, but as a black woman who dared hrself in th c- Shirley Chisholm 1968

The #USNavy is proud to celebrate a Century of Black Life, History and Culture!

This year, commands are encouraged to celebrate National Black History Month and reflect on the theme "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture." Here's a look at the Navy history by the numbers:

Gordon Parks...if I could see through his eyes for an hour.

Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film Shaft.

Maria P. Williams is the first black woman to direct & produce a film. Her film Flames of Wrath was a crime drama & was released in 1923. It was an extraordinary accomplishment. Black female directors have faced enormous obstacles since Ms Williams shot her ground-breaking film. It took over a half century for another black female director to have a nationally released film. Julie Dash was the first African American woman to have a national release with her film Daughters of the Dust, in…

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Williams the first black woman to direct & produce a film. Her film "Flames of Wrath" was a crime drama & was released in Julie Dash was the first African American woman to have a national release with her film "Daughters of the Dust", in