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Black inventors throughout American history have contributed so much to our country's innovation -- all while navigating a difficult US patent system.
Following the Civil War, all-Black towns emerged in what is now modern-day Oklahoma. Hear the stories of the last remaining residents of those towns.
Spotlight on: Civil Rights Pioneers
Do you know about Vel Phillipps? She was a civil rights leader and a woman of many "firsts" in Wisconsin. Let's get to know Vel Phillipps.
Fannie Lou Hamer: Stand Up
Fannie Lou Hamer is remembered by those who worked side by side with her in the struggle for voting rights.
Spotlight On: Trailblazers in Science
Learn about Carver's complexities and the full impact of his life and work. His commitment to help others drove successes in science.
In 1950, Percy Julian was one of the few African Americans with a Ph.D. He was Chicago's man of the year and a groundbreaking scientist.