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Eliza Bryant, child of slaves, was active in welcoming African Americans to the Cleveland area. She realized that many elderly Black people had no help - many had lost their families during slavery, and segregated nursing homes would not serve them. In the 1890's, Bryant recruited two other women, began the work of establishing a home for elderly Black people. Today it still serves. http://www.elizabryant.org/history.aspx

with ・・・ After learning of the special needs of elderly Blacks left alone due to slavery, Eliza Bryant established the first nursing home for Blacks who were.

Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.

Birth Affidavit of Sarah Rector & Photo of Sarah as young girl Her name was Sarah Rector. She was a young black girl born in Indian Terri.

First Black women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920    These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,

These women & their families had to face violence etc. to vote and we sometimes sit and do nothing.Biddy Craft/First African American women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920

Clara Lemlich led the Uprising of N.Y. garment workers. "I am a working girl, one of those striking against intolerable conditions," she told the crowd. "And I have no further patience for talk." 700 of the women she led on the strike were arrested, 19 were sentenced to labor camps. The next year a fire in her workplace, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, killed 146 workers: steel doors had been bolted shut to prevent workers from going on breaks. She lived to be 96.

This photo is of Clara Lemlich. She was a leader of the garment workers' strike a year before the fire occurred. Had the workers' conditions been met, fewer fatalities would have occurred on the day of the fire.

Martha Ann Ricks was a slave in America until her father purchased her freedom and took the family to Liberia. Martha Ann dreamed of meeting Queen Victoria and saved for 50 years to make the dream come true.

The Power of Dreams-Martha Ann Ricks-From Slavery to Windsor Castle

MARTHA ANN RICKS, was born a Slave, in TN, about At she and her family returned to live in Liberia. At age she sailed to England and was presented at court on July presenting a quilt to Queen Victoria. Proof that anything is possible if you work hard!

Mr. & Mrs. Craft. She was very fair & posed as a white man and her husband who was dark posed as her slave. Together they escaped as master and slave as passengers on a riverboat.They escaped North and went to England until after the Civil War.

The 5 Most Badass Ways People Escaped from Slavery

Ellen and William Craft - famous fugitive slave couple who escaped from macon, ga. Ellen, because of her apperance would pose as a white man and william as her servant

Patrica R. Harris was the first African American woman to serve as a United States Ambassador, representing the U.S. in Luxembourg under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and the first to enter the line of succession to the Presidency.

Patricia Roberts Harris was the first African-American woman named to a presidential cabinet (President Jimmy Carter).

Janet Waterford Bragg was a pioneer female African American pilot whose leadership in black pilot organziations in the 1930s created opportunities for others... (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Women in Aviaition and Space History)

Janet Harmon Waterford Bragg (photo: Harlem Airport, Chicago) - Janet Bragg was a pioneer female African American pilot whose leadership in black pilot organizations in the created opportunities for others.

Anthony Bowen founded the first African American YMCA in 1853.

Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for Black Americans in This was one of the first organizations for Black Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to.

1963 American hired its first African American stew.

Joan Dorsey was the first African-American flight attendant hired to work for American Airlines. JOAN DORSEY for your sacrifice and for setting a standard which made the life I now love to live possible!

Myrtie Mims photographer, Myrtie Mims. Myrtie Mims spent years documenting the life of the African-American community in Nacogdoches, TX, especially its children and the changes to that community over the years.

Myrtie Mims spent years documenting the life of the African-American community in Nacogdoches, TX, especially its children and the changes to that community over the years.

Joan Clarke. Criptoanalista y numismática. Su trabajo en el equipo de Alan Turing fue fundamental para descifrar el el código Enigma utilizado por los alemanes en la II Guerra Mundial.

Joan Clarke, the cryptanalyst war-heroine, and the women of Bletchley Park (you never heard of)

History: Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist ~

When visionary scientist, educator and public policy innovator Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson received her doctorate in physics, she was one of the first two African American women to do so in the United States.

Shirley Ann Jackson - Theoretical physicist and famous black inventor. First African American women to acquire a PhD from MIT. Member of Delta Sigma Theta!