Thursday, October 19, 2006

Today in Black History

October 19
US Navy opened to Black women, 1944
Henry O Tanner, painter, won Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition, 1900
Byrd Prillerman, co-founder of West Virginia State College, born 1859

Henry Ossawa Tanner (June 21, 1859–May 25, 1937) was an African American artist who studied with Thomas Eakins. Tanner was the first African American painter to reach international acclaim.

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