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First African American TV Series

Amos 'N' Andy was the rare controversial TV program that's maintained its controversy for more than 60 years since its initial broadcast. In 1926 it started as a comedy series named "Sam 'n' Henry" on Chicago's WGN radio station. It later became "Amos 'N' Andy two years later. by 1951 Amos 'N' Andy became a television… Continue reading First African American TV Series

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First African American to perform Heart Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was born on January 18,1856 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Williams set up his own practice in the south of Chicago and taught anatomy at hi alma mater. He became the first African American physician to work for the city's street railway system. May of 1891, Williams opened Provident Hospital and Training School… Continue reading First African American to perform Heart Surgeon

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Oprah Winfrey Show Broadcasted Nationally

On this day in 1986, The Oprah Winfrey Show is broadcasted nationally for the first time. Oprah Winfrey is the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show. Winfrey began her TV career as a local news anchor  in Nashville and Baltimore. She then moved to Chicago in 1984 to host a low-rated morning talk… Continue reading Oprah Winfrey Show Broadcasted Nationally

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First African American Head Coach to win a Super Bowl

Tony Dungy was born October 6, 1955 in Jackson, Michigan Dungy was a great student and standout athlete.. Dungy went to the University of Minnesota on a full football scholarship and played as the starting quarter back. After failing to get selected in the 1977 NFL draft, Dungy tried out for the Pittsburg Steelers and… Continue reading First African American Head Coach to win a Super Bowl