MARTHA ANN RICKS, was born a Slave, in TN, about At she and her family returned to live in Liberia. At age she sailed to England and was presented at court on July presenting a quilt to Queen Victoria. Proof that anything is possible if you work hard!
Harriet Tubman - An American woman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad.
(3 of 5) Just the Facts: A Nation Built on the Back of Slavery and Racism Emancipation did not bring economic freedom to former slaves. The nation paid reparations to slave holders--not to slaves. Vagrancy laws allowed police to sweep up black men and then rent them out as convict labor. Discriminatory business policies kept white people economically ahead. Source: YES! Magazine
Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)
She wasn't a paid wet nurse who chose this profession, she was an enslaved woman who had to feed all of the white babies first and her child last. if her milk went dry, the slave owner brought another woman, and the enslaved women's children went hungry.