USING BLACK BABIES AS BAIT. "they would steal the babies during the course of the day, -some would be infants, some would be a yr old, some would be toddlers- they would grab these children, take them down to the swamp & leave them in pens like little chicken coops. At night, they'd take these babies, tie them up, put a rope around their neck & torso & tie it tight- They would throw in the babies, in a matter of minutes, alligator would clamp his jaws on that child, he was swallowed"
Meet James Lewis James Springer, identical twins who were separated at 3 weeks of age; adopted by different families in Ohio. They met when they were 39, and lived within 45 miles of each other. Both had been named James by their adopted family. Both had similar occupations, both married a woman named Linda, both divorced, both remarried a woman named Betty. One named a son James Alan, the other named his son James Allan. And they both had a dog named Toy.
Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles founded the first college for black women in the United States in 1881. The school was named Spelman College after Laura Celestia Spelman Rockefeller, the wife of John D. Rockefeller, who made a sizeable donation to the school.
Annie Malone, the country’s first African American millionaire. (1927) Malone built a very successful business creating hair care products for African American women. In 1918, Malone established Poro College in north St. Louis, a trade school to train beauticians & barbers as well as secretaries & bookkeepers to work on the marketing side of the business. Poro was so successful that by the 1930s Malone was one of the wealthiest African American women in the world. Missouri History Museum