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Clarissa M. Thompson

 

Clarissa M. Thompson. Novelist, Educator, Woman's Christian Temperance Union Advocate, Poetess.

 

Myra McDaniel

Myra McDaniel, the first black to be appointed Texas secretary of state. Then-Gov. Mark White appointed the former assistant state attorney general in 1984. She resigned in 1987.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Frank Robinson

During the last two years of his playing career, he served as the first official African-American manager in Major League history He is the only player to win league MVP honors in both the National and American Leagues He won the Triple crown, was a member of two teams that won the World Series
Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

 

Blind Lemon Jefferson,

Though he was not the first folk (or "country") blues singer–guitarist, or the first to make commercial recordings, Jefferson was the first to attain a national audience. His extremely successful recording career began in 1926 and continued until 1929. Jefferson is widely recognized as a profound influence upon the development of the Texas blues tradition and the growth of American popular music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Myra McDaniel, the first black to be appointed Texas secretary of state
Then-Gov. Mark White appointed the former assistant state attorney general in 1984. She resigned in 1987.
The first colored woman to have held the post of the Secretary of State in the state of Texas, Myra McDaniel, passed away on Thursday, Feb 25.

 

Clarissa M. Thompson. Novelist, Educator, W.C.T.U. [Woman's Christian Temperance Union] Advocate, Poetess.
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