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,...
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...