Saundra Brown, 28, the first black woman on the Oakland police force gets instructions on how to shoot a shotgun by police rangemaster Adolph Bischofberger. Saundra graduates Friday near the top of her class after 15 weeks of criminal law, report writing, first aid, firearms training and defensive tactics. 'I really feel very confident now,' she said, 'but before I was totally afraid. I didn't want to be around a gun.'" Dec 17 1970
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein is the first and only black princess in reigning European monarchy. They’re so precious, I think this should have got much more media attention, the first royal interracial marriage is something that should have been celebrated!
Bridget “Biddy” Mason, born a slave in Mississippi in 1818, achieved financial success that enabled her to support her extended family for generations despite the fact that she was illiterate. In a landmark case she sued her master for their freedom, saved her earnings, invested in real estate, and became a well-known philanthropist in Los Angeles, California.
Part 14: Who Was Susie King Taylor? Susie King Taylor ~ August 1848 – October, 1912 Notable Facts: * Teacher; first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia * Army nurse, serving during the American Civil War * Author of “Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S.C. Volunteers”, she was the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences. Reflections:Susie King Taylor began life as…