Mary Bethune lifted herself from the cotton field to the White House as an adviser to the President of the United States. Her greatest accomplishment, however, was almost single-handily building Bethune-Cookman College in 1923.
The Little Rock Nine ~ 1957. These are the children who integrated the school in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Eisenhower ordered out the National Guard to protect them, but they were still spit on and they had to endure hateful remarks and racist epithets. They are all heroes in my book.
Slave Family In Cotton Field near Savannah, Georgia in 1860: A new book has shed new light on the struggles of freed slaves in the U.S. after the end of the Civil War 'The end of slavery led to hunger and death for millions of black Americans': Extraordinary claims in new book