Wilma Rudolph Winning Gold Medal: Wilma Rudolph crossing the finish line to win one of her three gold medals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. Rudolph was the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals in a single olympics.
Benjamin T. Montgomery, a former slave, bought the plantations of his former owner Joseph Davis who's brother was Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War, and became one of the biggest cotton planters in Mississippi.
This New York City Woman Has A Homemade Black History Museum Under Her Roof Elizabeth Meaders houses about pieces of African American history in her home. Imagine having a Blacksonian in your own home!