He was the first Black man to hold the position, amid a long and impactful career as a soldier and statesman.
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After facing racism in America, Bullard made a home in France, where he became the first African American military pilot during World War I.
The first African American female postal worker was renowned for more than her groundbreaking status.
Tubman led 150 men in a military operation that freed 750 enslaved people and wreaked havoc on Confederate troops.
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These enlightening books examine the history and sociology of race.
Rediscover the forgotten battles of America's most defining war.
Robert Smalls commandeered a ship, freed dozens of other slaves, and convinced President Lincoln to allow black men to serve in the Union Army.