Ida B. Wells Was Amazing

Ida B. Wells Was Amazing

As the NAACP gets underway this week in Cincinnati, Ohio, we celebrate the birthday of one of its founders: Ida B. Wells. Ida B. Wells was amazing!!! She was born into slavery on July 16, 1862. she was a founding member of the NAACP, she supported voting for women,...
Patriotism

Patriotism

      As we celebrate this 4th of July holiday and all it stands for, we take a moment to remember that African Americans have helped build the United States of America into a great country. We celebrate patriotism among African Americans from Crispus...
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¬†to 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...
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...
Annie Malone Was Amazing

Annie Malone Was Amazing

Annie Malone was amazing. You’ve probably heard of Madame C.J. Walker and her hair care products. Few people have heard of Annie Malone, the successful business woman who trained Madame C.J. Walker. But Annie Malone deserves recognition for her impressive place...
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....