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....
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...
Althea Gibson Was Amazing

Althea Gibson Was Amazing

Althea Gibson was amazing. In case you didn’t know, she started out poor. In 1927 when she was born, her parents were sharecroppers on a cotton farm in South Carolina before they moved to Harlem to find economic opportunity due to the recession. Everyone knows...