A profile of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first Black woman publisher in North America, the first woman publisher in Canada, a graduate of Howard University Law School’s first class, and the second Black woman in America to earn a law degree.
Category: <span>Black History Facts</span>
A profile of Blanche Bruce, a Mississippi politician who became the second Black man to serve in the U.S. Senate but the first to serve a full term.
A profile of Dorothy Height, an activist for civil and women’s rights who helped to organize the March on Washington and spent decades leading the YWCA and NCNW.
A profile of Ernie Barnes, a professional football player who retired from sports and became a notable artist, creating the iconic “The Sugar Shack” painting.
A profile of Rosemary Brown, a Jamaica born Canadian politician who worked to eradicate racial and gender discrimination. Brown became the first Black woman elected to a Canadian parliament and only one of two Black people in parliament since the election of Mifflin Wistar Gibbs in 1866.