Fighting For One’s Country

Fighting For One’s Country

African Americans have participated in every war the United States has ever fought: The French and Indian War The Revolutionary War The War of 1812 The Mexican-American War The Spanish-American War World War I World War II The Korean War The Vietnam War The First Gulf...
Henry Johnson Was Amazing

Henry Johnson Was Amazing

Henry Johnson was amazing. In 1917 he was working as a railroad porter when the United States declared war on Germany. He enlisted in the New York National Guard that became the 369th Infantry Regiment. Many of the 369th’s soldiers came from Harlem. At the time,...
Lucy Diggs Slowe Was Amazing

Lucy Diggs Slowe Was Amazing

Lucy Diggs Slowe was amazing. She was born in 1885┬áto Henry and Fannie Porter Slowe who ran a hotel in Berryville, Virginia. Unfortunately, she experienced tragedy early in life. Her father died just six months after she was born and then at age five Lucy’s...
On The Money

On The Money

Harriet Tubman was amazing. She was born Araminty Harriet Ross in Dorchester County, MD (the Eastern Shore region of Maryland) in 1820. She experienced violence during her childhood including being hit by a 2 pound weight for refusing to help restrain an slave person...