The legendary Jackie Robinson made history on April 15, 1947 when he took his place on the field with the Dodgers. Let's go back in time and follow the career of Jackie Robinson.

Have you ever had an invasive surgery and had to be stitched up afterward? There are so many complications that can happen from surgery, that Tony Hansberry a student at the Darnell Cookman School of Medical Arts has invented on way to make it a little more comfortable. Read his story here.

Vonetta Flowers will go down in the history books as the first African American male or female to win a medal in the Winter Olympics. Read her story and check out some footage from her historical day.

Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. was the first African American to walk on the moon, and now he wants to give back with his love for science. Read about the extraordinary free summer camps that Dr. Harris is providing for disadvantaged children.

Most Americans best remember Marian Anderson for her conscience-grabbing concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, 1939 after she was denied the use of Constitution Hall, an arena that, from 1935 to 1952, opened its doors to white artists only. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, appalled at the Hall's racist action, opened the Lincoln Memorial for Anderson's concert. As Abraham Lincoln's statue watched over her from behind, Anderson gave an extraordinary performance that will go down in history as one of the most dramatic civil-rights spectacles ever. See footage of this historic event here.

Mamie Smith was the first to record a blues record back in 1920. She paved the way for all future musicians of those times. Take a walk back with us as we celebrate Mamie Smith.

At 26 years old, Joshua Dubois has found himself very close to the President.

Diahann Carroll master of stage and screen has paved the way for all African American actors making strides in areas unheard of for her time. She has went from being the first African American female to have her own television series; to being the first African American actress to star on the legendary TV show Dynasty. Diahann Carroll is definitely a legend of her time and we celebrate her during Black History Month.

On February 11th, 1990, South African political prisoner and anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was freed from prison on Robben Island after 27 years of imprisonment. He became president of the country in 1994 and held the position for five years.

Melinda Hightower, a student at The University of Virginia. Starting from humble beginnings in Detroit, Melinda has gone on to earn an MBA from The University of Chicago, an undergraduate degree from Cornell and was rated as one of the top debaters in the world. Read her story here.

In the summer of 1908, the country was shocked by the account of the race riots at Springfield, Illinois. Here, in the home of Abraham Lincoln, a mob containing many of the town's "best citizens," raged for two days, killed and wounded scores of Negroes, and drove thousands from the city. And because of this the NAACP was born.

Venus and Serena Williams have been on top of their game for a long time, and have made a name for themselves in more than just the tennis world. Serena with her own fashion line and the two of them becoming part owners of the Miami Dolphins. Take a look back at how the sisters started their career here.