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A Group of Red Cross Nurses on duty as the base hospital at Camp Grant, Rockford,Illinois. (Scott, Camp Grant now has a wonderful & museum and restaurant, located near Rockford airport.

1869 Robert Freeman Tanner becomes the first African American to earn a dental degree (Harvard University). In the same year, Howard University Law School becomes the United States’ first Black law school.

George Franklin Grant was a professor at Harvard. He was born in Oswego, New York to former slaves. After receiving his degree in he became a faculty member at Harvard, in the School of Mechanical Dentistry, where he served for 19 years.

Charity Adams, the first African American commissioned officer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942. She served in the Army for four years and held the rank of Lt. Colonel at the time of her release from active duty.

Charity Adams Earley, the first African American commissioned officer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in She served in the Army for four years and held the rank of Lt. Colonel at the time of her release from active duty.

Now 100, Dorothy Johnson was one of the first African-American women to serve overseas in the US military.

As she celebrates her birthday, Dorothy Johnson celebrates a lifetime of giving back and breaking racial and gender barriers. She shares her secrets.

WWII Nurse

WWII Nurse in full regalia (I had a uniform just like this, minus the crosses, and wore it into the (THE above was already written and I dint like to change it as it is part of history in itself I feel)

Teach them something new.

Teach your children all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays

"Women make up 51% of the U.S. population, yet comprise only 17% of Congress" via Miss Representation

Dorothy Newell, an outgoing young woman with a sense of humor, promotes women's enfranchisement by wearing the words "Votes for Women" emblazoned on her

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