African-American Firsts, a Timeline

America has its first African- American President. And here from the Tuscaloosa News is a listing of other African-American firsts including the first black man, Daniel A.P. Murray to become an Assistant Librarian of Congress, where he worked from 1871 to 1923.

More on Mr. Murray and his work from the LOC site.


A black guy cut my hair last week. New barber at the place I go to.

Nice job too, seems a bit more detail oriented that the septugenarian I usually go to. I just take the next open chair, I don't really pick my barber as much as I pick the barber shop.

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