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blkbuddafly80 #nodaysoff 🏾someone once told me a made up mind is a tough thing to change and I must say over the last 30 days I've surprised myself with this workout thing....made up my mind that I will live a healthier lifestyle. #notgivingup 1d

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blkbuddafly80 Alexander Lucius Twilight (September 23, 1795 – June 19, 1857), born free in Vermont, was the first African-American person known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an American college or university upon graduating from Middlebury College in 1823. An educator, minister and politician, he was licensed as a Congregational preacher, and worked in ministry and education all his career. In 1829 Twilight became principal of the Orleans County Grammar School. There he designed and built Athenian Hall, the first granite public building in the state. In 1836 he was the first African American elected as a state legislator, serving in the Vermont General Assembly.

His house and Athenian Hall are included in the Brownington Village Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
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blkbuddafly80 Mary Jane Patterson (September 12, 1840 – September 24, 1894) was the first African-American woman to receive a B.A degree in 1862. #blackhistorymonth #day9 1d

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blkbuddafly80 George T. Sampson is the inventor of the American clothes dryer and the reason I make the distinction is because in France in the early 1800s clothes dryers were being invented in England and France but Mr. Sampson was the first American to get a patent for a clothes dryer. Sampson’s dryer used heat from a stove rather than an open fire like the early French and English inventors did. Now in 1930 another inventor by the name of Ross T. More actually added to his invention and made the modern dryers that you see now, but George T. Sampson is who inspired him.
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blkbuddafly80 Sarah Rector was 10 years old when she went from being a poor negro girl to becoming one of the richest African Americans in the early 1900’s. Born and raised on a Creek Indian plantation, Sarah Rector came into millions after her leased Oklahoma land, thought to be worthless, was discovered to be flush with oil and they began extracting 2500 barrels per day.
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  •   blkbuddafly80 So, here’s what happened. As a result of an agreement between the United States and the Creek Indians, Creeks, and their former slaves, were allotted a plot of land and Sarah and her family each received a portion of rock infested land making it difficult to near impossible to farm. But what was meant for her bad, turned out for her good. 4d
  •   blkbuddafly80 After her income leaped from pennies to over $15,000 per month (considered a fortune in 1912) and her identity was revealed, the then 12 year old was bombarded with everything from loan requests to plain old handouts. Topping things off were the barrage of marriage proposals from white males even as far away as Germany.

    Things got so out of hand that there were even efforts made to pass a law that would declare this brown skinned millionaire – white. The Chicago Defender reported, “the white people have become so alarmed at the enormous wealth of this young girl that they do not like such wealth belonging to a girl of Afro American blood.” 4d
  •   cherish_me_now Wow! 4d
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  •   imalibrarian Check out Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America by Tonya Bolden...a amazing story! 3d

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blkbuddafly80 Frederick McKinley Jones (May 17, 1893 – February 21, 1961) was an African-American inventor, entrepreneur, winner of the National Medal of Technology, and inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. His innovations in refrigeration brought great improvement to the long-haul transportation of perishable goods. He cofounded Thermo King. #blackhistorymonth #day6 5d

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blkbuddafly80 Lyda A. Newman was an American inventor. She invented a hairbrush that was able to be taken apart in order to be easily cleaned. She was granted her patent on November 15, 1898. It was patent U.S. Patent 614,335. She preceded Madame Walker and Marjorie Joyner in African-American women's contributions to hair care.
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blkbuddafly80 Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, commemorated in California and Missouri (February 4), and Ohio and Oregon (December 1).
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  •   blkbuddafly80 On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation. Others had taken similar steps, including Bayard Rustin in 1942,[2] Irene Morgan in 1946, Sarah Louise Keys in 1952, and the members of the ultimately successful Browder v. Gayle lawsuit (Claudette Colvin, Aurelia Browder, Susie McDonald, and Mary Louise Smith) who were arrested in Montgomery for not giving up their bus seats months before Parks. NAACP organizers believed that Parks was the best candidate for seeing through a court challenge after her arrest for civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws, although eventually her case became bogged down in the state courts while the Browder v. Gayle case succeeded.

    Parks' act of defiance and the Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including Edgar Nixon, president of the local chapter of the NAACP; and Martin Luther King, Jr., a new minister in town who gained national prominence in the civil rights movement.

    At the time, Parks was secretary of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP. She had recently attended the Highlander Folk School, a Tennessee center for training activists for workers' rights and racial equality. She acted as a private citizen "tired of giving in". Although widely honored in later years, she also suffered for her act; she was fired from her job as a seamstress in a local department store, and received death threats for years afterwards. Her situation also opened doors.

    Shortly after the boycott, she moved to Detroit, where she briefly found similar work. From 1965 to 1988 she served as secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African-American U.S. Representative. She was also active in the Black Power movement and the support of political prisoners in the US. 1w

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blkbuddafly80 Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols on December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series (1966–1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander. Multiple novel series have stated that she rose to at least Captain.

Nichols' Star Trek character, one of the first African American female characters on American television not portrayed as a servant, was groundbreaking in U.S. society at the time. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. personally praised her work on the show and asked her to remain when she considered leaving the series.
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blkbuddafly80 Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer and writer. She is married to the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, she is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and spent the early part of her legal career working at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical.
Michelle Obama is the first African American First Lady of the United States. The current First Lady majored in sociology at Princeton University. She went on to Harvard Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor Degree. She later returned to Chicago and worked at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. She is the third consecutive First Lady to have earned a graduate degree.
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  •   tamminicole God I love her!!!! She's so damn regal! 1w

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blkbuddafly80 August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each is set in a different decade, depicting the comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century.
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blkbuddafly80 First time straightened out in 8 months 2w

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blkbuddafly80 After only a few hours of sleep #nodaysoff 🏾 2w
  •   vlroofe Ha!.. Yeah, that's how it normally works... 2w

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