RUTH ODOM BONNER, DAUGHTER OF A SLAVE, OPENED NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE [VIDEO] - Ruth’s father, Elijah Odom, was born into servitude in Mississippi. He was born a slave. As a young boy, he ran to his freedom. He lived through Reconstruction and he lived through Jim Crow. But he went on to farm, and graduate from medical school and raise a family.
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.
Kids Days Out - Black Country living Museum, West midlands, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Dudley, Walsall, Aldridge, Brownhills, Warley, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Stourbridge, Kingswinford, Halesowen, Cradley Heath