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Matthew Henson

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Though ignored at the time, history has discovered the true contributions of Mathew Henson, the co-discoverer of the North Pole along with Rear Admiral Robert Perry. Read more

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Jesse Owens

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More than just a celebrated athlete, Jesse Owens took his country on his shoulders and shocked the world winning four gold medal in the 1939 Berlin Olympic Games. Read more

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Johnny Bright

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Johnny Bright was one of the greatest offensive players in college football and Canadian Football League history but he is most widely remembered for being a victim of one of the worst racially motivated dirty plays in collegiate sports and the impact that it made on the game. Read more

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Wendell Scott

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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. Read more

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Maya Angelou

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One of the foremost figures of the Civil Right Movement, Maya Angelou was a true visionary writer and performer who changed the landscape of the both the literary, political, and cultural world, and whose legacy will forever resonate with people around the world. Read more

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Nina Simone

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Nina Simone was one of the foremost singer/songwriters and Civil Right activists of her generation, revolutionizing the music genre as well as the African-American voice. Read more

016 Great Black Heroes – Percy Julian

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This podcast focuses on a pioneering scientist Percy Julian.

Percy Julian had a huge impact with his work in the field of chemistry, developing synthetic hormones to provide affordable health remedies. Read more

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Percy Julian

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Percy Julian should be a name known to all of society for the contributions he made to the field of science. His research and development of synthetic compounds made him one of the most significant contributors to science and health care in the 20th century. Read more

Hank Aaron – New Podcast Added

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Just added a new podcast on the great baseball hero Hank Aaron. Listen to the podcast here.