Samuel Ringgold Ward (October 17, 1817 – c. 1866) was an African American who escaped enslavement to become an abolitionist, newspaper editor and Congregational minister. He was author of the influential book: Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: his anti-slavery labours in the United States, Canada and England, written after his speeches throughout Britain in 1853. It enabled him to raise funds for the Anti-slavery Society of Canada where many escaped slaves from the USA....

In Apr. the abolitionist Samuel Ringgold Ward would also become minister of a white Congregationalist congregation located in South Butler, NY---a position he held until when he resigned because of ill health

Princess Anne visits the Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill. Princess Anne speaking to head Howard Lay. 9 Apr 2014

Princess Anne visits the Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill. Princess Anne speaking to head Howard Lay.

Ring that belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie. When he occupied Derby in December 1745, the Prince held his headquarters at Exeter House but took his meals at the house of Mrs Ward, whose late husband had been Chief Alderman of Derby. Her 13 year old son, Samuel, tasted the Prince’s food and Prince Charles gave this diamond ring to Mrs Ward upon his ill-fated departure. The ring stayed with the Ward family until 1947, when the wife of food taster’s great-grandson offered the item to Derby…

Ring that belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie. When he occupied Derby in December…

Hockey: Great Britain beat Netherlands 3-0 as Ashley Jackson earns 100th cap - BBC Sport

Hockey: Great Britain beat Netherlands 3-0 as Ashley Jackson earns 100th cap

Hockey: Great Britain beat Netherlands as Ashley Jackson earns cap

Witley Court and Gardens | English Heritage

A hundred years ago, Witley Court was one of England's great country houses, hosting many extravagant parties. Today it is a spectacular ruin, the result of a disastrous fire in

UKIP councillor Samuel Fletcher made the comments yesterday n an question and answer session with PinkNews.co.uk on Tuesday, Nigel Farage admitted “there will always be those whose comments will cause embarrassment” within the party.

A UK Independence Party councillor in West Yorkshire who was “baffled” by Britain’s social acceptance of homosexuality and said that he found “female homosexuality” even stranger – denies accusations of homophobia.

19th century london - Google Search

Everyone over the age of 24: Think yourself lucky... burial records reveal short lives of starving Britons in 1809

Luke Fildes, 'Applicants for Admission to a Casual Ward', 1874 photo LukeFildes-ApplicantsforAdmissiontoaCasualWard.

Time Present and Time Past: The Wards of Old London: Fleet Street - Wordsmiths...

The Wards of Old London: Fleet Street - Wordsmiths, Pubs, and an Unexpected Ghost

The Black Man Who Designed Washington DC.    In the Stevie Wonder song “Black Man,” the Motown marvel sings of Benjamin Banneker: “first clock to be made in America was created by a black man.”  More info @: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=531681360209104=a.153584401352137.27982.145708032139774=1

BENJAMIN BANNEKER - Astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, almanac author and farmer was responsible for astrologically surveying the

Vintage Photos: African American Portraits

Vintage Photos: African American Portraits African American woman with class & grace.

Joan Elizabeth Higginbothsm was the 3rd African-American woman to go into space

Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham (b. Aug American engineer former NASA astronaut. Flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission as mission specialist. Second Black Woman to become an astronaut. Via Wikipedia

Inventor, Granville T Woods

Granville T. Woods, an African-American Inventor, patented his electric railway. He was considered to be an electrical genius, and many people called him ‘The Black Edison.

Mary Ann Shadd, was born a free black in Wilmington, Delaware. The first  black woman in North America to edit a weekly paper... anti-slavery efforts & editorials... At a time when it was still uncommon for women to speak in public, she lectured frequently in the United States against slavery & for black emigration to Canada. ...1883; becoming one of the first black female lawyers in the country. Born 10/9/1823. Died in 1893, fighting for Civil Rights to the end.

In Mary Ann Shadd (Cary) became the Black female journalist, editor & publisher for the Provincial Freeman. In she was also the woman admitted as a corresponding member of the black convention movement

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