African-American History and Culture
Celebrate the African-American History month with us by visiting resources provided by your library. Here are some samples:
NetLibrary eBooks provides access to 373 electronic books in African-American History and 41 electronic books in African-American Culture. You can read these books from your dorm rooms, library, home or anywhere in the world.
Black Thought and Culture (Selected Electronic Books) provides access to 619 sources with 246 leading African American authors.
You have access to African-American History and Culture 2,953 titles at TSU Libraries 14,947 titles via Athena.
VIRTUAL INFORMATION ( on Library's Webpage under Virtual Information)
1. Who is the only documented African-American woman who served in the US Army prior to the 1948 law, which officially allowed women to join the Army?
2. Who created and published New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Almanac in 1795?
3. Who is the first Black graduate student in Mathematics?
4. Who is the first Black Ph.D. in Science (Physics)?
5. Who invented the belt fastener for sewing machines, the gas mask and the automatic traffic signal?
6. Who invented the cabinet bed?
7. When and in what Southern state did the Blacks cast their first vote in a state election?
8. Who is the first Black Miss World?
9. Who is the Black baseball player known as "Black babe Ruth"?
10. Who is the first Black Woman aviator?
11. Who is the first Black to speak in the Capitol, House of Representatives and what was the subject of his speech?
12. Who is the source of the phrase "the real McCoy"?
13. Who is the first Black major league umpire?
14. Who is the first Black awarded a Nobel Prize?
15. Who created Negro History Week?
16. Who is the first Black woman Ph.D. in Bacteriology?
17. Who is the first Black elected to Congress?
18. Who is the first Black to graduate college in America?
19. Who invented the straightening comb and hair care products?
20. What is the name of the first bank for Blacks?
1. Cathay William under the assumed name of William Cathay- Private, 38th US Infantry 1866-1868
2. Benjamin Benneker
3. Kelly Miller in 1887
4. Edward Alexander Bouchet in 1876
5. Garret A. Morgan
6. Sara E. Goode
7. August 1, 1867 in Tennessee
8. Jennifer Josephine Hosten December 3, 1970
9. Josh Gibson
10. Bessie Coleman
11. Hercy Highland Garnet, the subject was Abolition of Slavery
12. Elijah McCoy
13. Emmett Ashford
14. Ralph Bunch, December 10, 1950
15. Carter G. Woodson February 7, 1926
16. Ruth Ella Moore, Ohio State University 1933
17. John W. Menard November 3, 1868
18. John Brown Russwurm, Bowdoin College September 6, 1826
19. Madame C.J. Walker in 1905
20. Capitol Savings Bank of Washington, D.C. October 17, 1888