Dr. Matilda Arabelle Evans, black healthcare advocate, was born in Aiken, South Carolina in 1872. In 1922 Evans became the only black woman in the country to serve as the president of a state medical association when she became president of South Carolina's Palmetto M.A. She also served as a regional Vice President of the National Medical Association and established the Negro Health Journal of South Carolina. She died on November 17, 1935 in Columbia, South Carolina. www.blackpast.org
Clementine Hunter (December 27, 1886 - January 1, 1988) was a self-taught African American folk artist from the Cane River region in Louisiana. She worked as a farm hand, never learning to read or write. She began painting in her fifties, using brushes and paints left by an artist who visited Melrose Plantation, where she lived and worked. Hunter's artwork depicted plantation life in the early 20th century, documenting a bygone era. #TodayInBlackHistory
This half-mile long concrete wall was erected in Detroit, Michigan in 1941. Photographer John Vachon explains its purpose was "to separate the Negro section from a white housing development going up on the other side.
Bob Moses Was the Quiet Architect of Mississippi’s Freedom Summer in 1964
Bob Moses Was the Quiet Architect of Mississippi’s Freedom Summer in 1964 | Too often eclipsed by more famous Civil Rights leaders, Bob Moses rarely gets the credit he deserves as one of the movement’s most successful organizers.
Clara Stanton Jones; THE FIRST African American director of the Detroit Public Library and THE FIRST African American president of the American Library Association was born on May 14, 1913 in St Louis Mo.
Patricia Roberts Harris (1924-1985) became the first African American woman to serve the nation as Ambassador, the first African American woman to become dean of a law school ,and the first woman to serve in a Presidential Cabinet. She graduated from Howard University summa cum laude in 1945. She graduate first in her George Washington Law School Class. #BlackHistory #HowardUniversity