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- Allensworth is the only California community to be founded, financed and governed by African-Americans. Created by Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient, all-black city where African-Americans could live their lives free of racial discrimination. Learn more about ALLENSWORTH HERE!
- After a long career as an actress and singer, Pearl Bailey earned a bachelor's in theology from Georgetown University in 1985. Find out more about Ms Pearl Mae Bailey HERE!
- Scientist and mathematician Benjamin Banneker is credited with helping to design the blueprints for Washington, D.C. Find out more about Benjamin Banneker HERE!
- Lewis Howard Latimer drafted patent drawings for Alexander Graham Bell's telephone, while working at a patent law firm. To learn more about Lewis Howard Latimer go HERE!
- Chester Arthur "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett was one of the most important blues singers, songwriters and musicians, influencing popular rock groups like The Beatles. Unlike many blues artists, Howlin' Wolf maintained financial success throughout his life, held a stable marriage, and avoided drugs and alcohol. Learn more about "Howlin Wolf HERE!
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Smokestack Lightening - Howlin Wolf
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