The oil tycoon tried to use a monkey named Titan to help find the sunken ship.
In early 20th-century Harlem, gambling belonged to “Madame Queen.”
Georgia Gilmore played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement—one of feeding and funding those at the frontlines. A marvelous cook, she took it upon herself to bring together a secret society-esque group of women who used food to fuel the movement.
With kitty litter, Ed Lowe changed how cats and humans bonded. But not everyone understood the idea: One woman tried feeding it to her cat.
From the 1920s to the 1940s, Oscar Micheaux led the way in shining a spotlight on Black culture in the movies.
While women jockeys face obstacles, perhaps none has faced the level of challenge that Eliza Carpenter did.
Eugene Bullard survived some of the deadliest battles in history and became the world's first Black fighter pilot—all before the age of 30.