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Nina Simone | Great Black Heroes

Eunice Kathleen Waymon (aka Nina Simone) was born on February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, the daughter of John Divine Waymon, a handyman, and Mary Kate Waymon, a Methodist minister.Simone’s passion for music would begin at age three when she began playing the piano, and later she began taking lessons when her mother’s employer learned of her talent; coming from a home of eight

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Nina Simone | Great Black Heroes

Posted: (4 days ago) Eunice Kathleen Waymon (aka Nina Simone) was born on February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, the daughter of John Divine Waymon, a handyman, and Mary Kate Waymon, a Methodist minister.Simone’s passion for music would begin at age three when she began playing the piano, and later she began taking lessons when her mother’s employer learned of her talent; coming from a home of eight ...

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Great Black Heroes

Posted: (6 days ago) Welcome to Great Black Heroes. This site looks as many of the Black heroes in the course of history, pioneers and ground breakers in different fields. Many have gone unrecognized for their contributions, but their significance is now being rediscovered. Join us in recognizing these Great Black Heroes.

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George Washington Carver | Great Black Heroes

Posted: (4 days ago) George Washington Carver was born in 1860 in Diamond Grove, Missouri, and in spite of earlier issues, would advance to become one of the most commemorated and highly regarded scientists in United States history. His significant discoveries and methods allowed farmers throughout the South and Midwest to become successful and profitable.

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Doris Miller | Great Black Heroes

Posted: (7 days ago) Doris “Dorie” Miller was born on October 12, 1919 in Waco, Texas, the son of Connery and Henrietta Miller. They were sharecroppers who would eventually become subsistence farmers and thus the family was fairly poor. Doris was a big child, at 5′ 9:, 200 lbs. playing fullback on his high school football team.

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Civil Rights | Great Black Heroes

Posted: (6 days ago) The fight for Civil Rights became one of the biggest movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. For some, the passion for equality became an overarching theme for their lives. These are the heroes who fought to guarantee Civil Rights for the masses.

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William Hastie | Great Black Heroes

Posted: (6 days ago) William Hastie had one of the most distinguished careers as an earlier Black political pioneer but today remains unknown to most Americans. As a politician, an educator and a jurist, Hastie made inroads and left a legacy that is hard to match in history.

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Entertainment | Great Black Heroes

Posted: (10 days ago) The world of Entertainment was a gateway to freedom and prosperity for many Blacks in the 20th Century, often the first opportunity to appeal to a broader audience and gain acceptance in society. These are the heroes who brought Entertainment to the masses.

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Wilt Chamberlain | Great Black Heroes

Posted: (6 days ago) Wilt Chamberlain is universally recognized as one of the greatest basketball players in history, but he may well be the most under-rated player in history. While this may sound absurd, if one truly looks at the career, accomplishments and achievements of Wilt and balances them against the criticism and restrictions aimed at him, he stood (literally) head and shoulders above every other player ...

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Bessie Coleman | Great Black Heroes

Posted: (8 days ago) Bessie Coleman was a pioneer and innovator in the field of aviation, both as an African-American and as a woman.Overcoming the obstacles placed in her path by the society of her day, she set an example for all of those following in her path.

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Sports | Great Black Heroes

Posted: (7 days ago) Despite the many formal and informal obstacles placed in their way in the world of Sports, these athletes caught the attention and the imagination of the general public, making inroads for Blacks in society. These are the heroes who used Sports to batter down the walls of racism.

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