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Charles Young, first Black superintendent of federal parkland. Photo Credit: © Bain News Service via Library of Congress.

United States – Charles Young, First African American superintendent of federal parkland

Charles Young (March 12, 1864 – January 8, 1922) achieved many honors in the United States military.  He was the third African-American to graduate from the United States Military Academy, the first black military attaché, and the first Black man to achieve the rank of colonel in the United States Army.   When he died in […]

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Jamaica – Jamaica National Bobsleigh Team

The Jamaica National Bobsleigh Team represents Jamaica in international bobsledding competitions. The men’s team debuted in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games four-man bobsled in Calgary, Alberta. The debut team, consisting of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, Freddy Powell, and last-minute replacement Chris Stokes, qualified at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta. The

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