8-Steptima Poinsette Clark-Born on May 3rd,1898 in Charleston,South Carolina,Steptima is another african american woman who helped African american get the rights to vote. Her father had been born a slave. Both of her parent heavely encouraged her to get a good eduation. After attending public shool,she attended Avery Normal Institude,a private school for african americans. She tried to be a teacher,but since Charleston did not hire african americans to teach it`s public schools,so instead she became a teacher at South Carolina`s Johns Island in 1916.
Scott W. Williams is an only grandchild, which his grandparents takes education series. His mother Beryl E. Williams was the first black women to graduate from the University of Maine in 1956. His father Roger K. Williams was one of the firsts black to earn Ph.D. in Psychology at Penn State University. Scott father also served in World War ll, where he was raised in Baltimore. His family was academically oriented but also interested in African American
Frederick Douglass, social reformer, writer, and abolitionist, was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. His exact birthday remains unknown, but believed to be born around 1818. His mother died when he was around the age of 10, after only seeing her a few times. At this young age, he was chosen to work in the home of a plantation owner, who is believed to be his father. At around the age of 12, he was sent to Baltimore to work for Hugh Auld.
Asa Philip Randolph was born April 15, 1889 in Crescent City, Florida. To James and Elizabeth Randolph, the father who was a Methodist minister. According to Biography.com, both were supporters of the equal rights for the African american population in the U.S (Biography.com Editors, "A. Philip Randolph"). In his later years he would attend Cookman institute, which was one of the only schools to offer higher education of the African American population. After that he would start the Brotherhood of Labor with his business partner Chandler Owen.
Sojourner Truth was a prominent abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Born a slave in New York State, she had at least three of her children sold away from her. After escaping slavery, Truth embraced evangelical religion and became involved in moral reform and abolitionist work. She collected supplies for black regiments during the Civil War and immersed herself in advocating for freed people during the Reconstruction period. Isabella escaped slavery in 1827, one year before mandatory emancipation in New York State, by fleeing to a Quaker family, the Van Wageners, whose name she took.
Paul established distinct black only religious and educational institutions, in many cities throughout the north. He conducted revival tours for the Baptist Missionary Society, therefore in his absence, minister Nathaniel Hall, his son, was called to preach. Similarly, Thomas Paul’s brothers were ministers as well and his younger brother traveled internationally as an antislavery speaker. His oldest son, Thomas Paul, Jr. worked on the Liberator alongside the famous abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison. Thomas Jr was also the first black graduate of Dartmouth College.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, born in New Canton, Virginia, is one of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. His worked centered on exploring the depths of African American history. As a published historian and founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History), Woodson lobbied and encouraged schools to participate in programs that cultivated the study of African American history. The programs began in February 1926 as Negro History Week. He selected February to honor the birth months of abolitionist Frederick Douglas and President Abraham Lincoln.
Isabella Baumfree, now known as Sojourner Truth, was born into slavery in 1797, though her birthdate was not recorded. Isabella Baumfree protested when John Dumont , Isabella Baumfree 's previous owner whom she ran away from, sold her son, Peter, to a family in Alabama. Two white lawyers, whom we don 't know the name of, in New York gave Baumfree free legal help and liberated Peter through the courts. Sojourner Truth moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1857 and became active there helping black people escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom. Sojourner Truth gave speeches that captivated audiences by revealing how cruel slavery could be. Isabella Baumfree converted to Christianity and taught a message of freedom for blacks
George Washington Carver was an African American agricultural researcher and educator.George Washington Carver was born on the year of 1864 and passed away the year of 1943.Goerge Washington Carver’s mother was used as a slave in the white family he was raised in.In the year of 1896 he earned his master’s degree from Lowa State Collge, he earned his master’s degree from agriculture.George Washington carver went to the agricultural department at Booker T. Washington’s allblack Tuskegee Institute for approximately 20 years. George Washington Carver was well known for his research on peanuts.His brother and mother were slaves of Susan Carver and Moses.George Washington Carverwas an orphan when his mother was kidnapped by slave raiders . He maintained
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit meTubman spent her remaining years in Auburn, tending to her family and other people in need. She worked various jobs to support her elderly parents, and took in boarders to help pay the bills.  One of the people Tubman took in was a Civil War veteran named Nelson Davis.
In these articles you will learn about a man by the name of James Hemings. Born in the year of 1765 in Guinea, Cumberland County, Virginia. James Hemings was a mixed of a quarter of African blood and three quarters of European blood. James’ mother Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings. Betty was also of mixed blood born into slavery her master Martha Eppes.
This book is about Frederick Douglass Narrative, first published in 1845. Born into slavery Douglass became the spokesman for his people during his life. ' 'Incidents in the life of a slave girl ' ' is based on Harriet Jacobs,like Douglass she was born into slavery. Jacob 's brok the silence on the exploitation of african american female slaves. Frederick Douglass had been born to Harriet Bailey,a slave, at Holm Hill Farm in Talbot County,Maryland.
George Washington Carver was an AfricanAmerican educator and was also a researcher. 18641943 and he grew up in Missouri with his white family. He had a white family because George’s mother was held as a slave. He was researching many things like for example. He researched education programs so they can replace farmers.
Reviewed by Jozlyn Clark Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. Washington was born into slavery to a white father and a black slave mother on a rural farm in south-central Virginia; the slaves were freed in 1865. He attended Hampton University and Wayland Seminary. After returning to Hampton as an instructor, he was named in 1881 as the first leader of the new normal school (teachers ' college) which became Tuskegee University in Alabama. Washington was the dominant figure in the African American community in the
After the war he returned to Nashville and became politically active on the behalf of freedmen and women (222) and also equal rights for all men without regard to color (232). He was the key actor in pushing through the Civil Rights Act of 1875. He also purchased land in Kansas to be used for former slaves to settle on during reconstruction. Sadly, in 1883, he passed away from tuberculosis at the age of forty-five