Barney Ford Was Amazing

Barney Ford Was Amazing

Barney Ford was amazing. His is one of the most interesting stories of African American settlement in the West. He was a man who looked for opportunities and considered his options. Barney Ford was born into slavery in 1822 to a white slave owner and an enslaved woman...
James Derham Was Amazing

James Derham Was Amazing

James Derham was amazing. He was the first African American to practice medicine in the United States. James Derham was born in Philadelphia in 1762 where he was enslaved by a prominent Philadelphia physician. In 1788 he was sold to a prominent surgeon in New Orleans....
Robert Smalls Was Amazing

Robert Smalls Was Amazing

Robert Smalls was amazing. He was an enslaved man who was forced to pilot the USS Planter for the Confederate Navy during the Civil War. The USS Planter was docked in Charleston, South Carolina. In the early morning hours of May 13, 1862, Smalls and a crew of fellow...

Why I Like My Brown Skin…

I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Am Beautiful. I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Am A Survivor. I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Am Victorious. I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Want To Do What Is Right. I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Continue To...