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List Of African-American U.S. State Firsts
... African Americans are a demographic minority in the United States ... African-Americans' initial achievements in various fields historically establish a foothold, providing a precedent for more widespread cultural change ... barrier." In addition to major, national- and international-level firsts, African-Americans have achieved firsts on a statewide basis ...
List Of African-American United States Presidential And Vice Presidential Candidates
... The following is a list of African-American United States presidential and vice-presidential nominees and candidates for nomination ... Listed are those African Americans who achieved ballot access for the national election in at least one state ... Not included in the first two tables are African Americans who lost campaigns in nominating conventions or primary elections for their party's nomination (or who have not yet completed that process ...
Sierra Leone Creole People - History - The Nova Scotians and The Freetown Colony 1792-1799
... Instead, the directors decided to bring African Americans from Nova Scotia, despite the failure of the last colony ... These settlers were Black Loyalists, American slaves who had escaped to British lines and fought with them during the American Revolution, to earn freedom ... Some of the former African Americans were from South Carolina and the Sea Islands, of the Gullah culture others were from states along the eastern seaboard up to New England ...
List Of African-American United States Cabinet Secretaries
... The United States Cabinet has had 17 African American appointed officers ... By definition, African Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa ... The term is generally used for Americans with at least partial Sub-Saharan African ancestry ...
List Of Awards And Nominations Received By Maya Angelou - Awards
1971 Coretta Scott King Honor Given to African-American authors and illustrators of books for children and young people. 1975–76 Member, American Revolution Bicentennial Council Appointed by President Gerald Ford ... and events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution ...

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