eternallybeautifullyblack: “ The African-American Suffragists History Forgot by Lynn Yaeger [T]hough we may have vague notions of the American women who fought so heroically for the ballot on this side of the Atlantic, they are, in our minds, in our.
Sure didn't read about this in the history books! It was first known as the Federal Council of Negro Affairs. Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration; William H. Hastie was assistant solicitor in the Department of the Interior; and Robert C. Weaver served as a special assistant to the Administrator of the United States Housing Authority. There were over 45 council members. National Museum of American History.
Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American woman to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles,
An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html
Adm. Michelle Howard becomes first four-star woman in Navy history