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Barbara Jordan, House of Representatives member, brilliant mind, person of great integrity

Barbara Jordan, House of Representatives member, brilliant mind, person of great integrity

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes, became the first African American to be appointed dean of a predominantly white medical school in the United States. In 1993, Ross-Lee became the first African American woman dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes, became the first African American to be appointed dean of a predominantly white medical school in the United States. In 1993, Ross-Lee became the first African American woman dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001.

How did she die so young?? Only 35 or 36 years old. - "Dr. Georgia E.L. Patton (1864-1900), Memphis,Tn: Ex- Slave & The First Licensed Black Woman Doctor in the state of Tennessee."

How did she die so young?? Only 35 or 36 years old. - "Dr. Georgia E.L. Patton (1864-1900), Memphis,Tn: Ex- Slave & The First Licensed Black Woman Doctor in the state of Tennessee."

Noted actor James Earl Jones, himself of mixed African-American and Cherokee ancestry, narrates the new documentary "The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy"

Noted actor James Earl Jones, himself of mixed African-American and Cherokee ancestry, narrates the new documentary "The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy"

Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway. - by Harry Benson    This is a powerful pic!!!

Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway. - by Harry Benson This is a powerful pic!!!

Alex Haley's grandmother "Queen" who was born to an African slave mother and a white plantation son named Jackson on the Cypress Plantation in Alabama.  She was given his name of Jackson and after the war married Alex Haley (Grandfather) to young Alex Haley

Alex Haley's grandmother "Queen" who was born to an African slave mother and a white plantation son named Jackson on the Cypress Plantation in Alabama. She was given his name of Jackson and after the war married Alex Haley (Grandfather) to young Alex Haley

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