Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Notable African Americans

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

view all


  • Lt. Eugene Jacques Bullard (1895 - 1961)
    Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1895 – 12 October 1961), born Eugene James Bullard, was the first African-American military pilot. His life has been surrounded by many legends.[2] Bullard wa...
  • Henry Ossian Flipper (1856 - 1940)
    Henry Ossian Flipper (21 March 1856 – 3 May 1940) was an American soldier, former slave, and the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 187...
  • Michael "Hell Roaring Mike" Healy (1839 - 1904)
    United States Revenue Cutter Service Officer. Michael Augustine Healy was born to and Irish immigrant and a mother who was a mulatto slave. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusett...
  • Ma3c Doris Miller, Navy Cross (1919 - 1943)
    Doris "Dorie" Miller (October 12, 1919 – November 24, 1943) was a Messman Third Class in the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He ...
  • Pvt. Henry Johnson, Medal of Honor (1897 - 1929)
    The all-African-American 369th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army arrived in France in January 1918. In an era of racial prejudice and segregation within the armed forces, its soldiers were initially...