Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort
*LUCY NOEL MARTHA LESLIE: Countess of Rothes, apparently showed great courage during the sinking of the Titanic, taking control of her lifeboat and steering 35 passengers to safety where the Carpathia rescued them five hours later.
Philip B. Downing, a black man, created the first protective postal mailbox in Before then, mailboxes were semi open which exposed mail to thieves stealing it and to being destroyed by the natural elements like rain and snow.
MARGARET TOBIN BROWN aka "The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Titanic survivor, the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety, fiercely argued w/ the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused she threatened to throw him overboard)