Charles was the first black physician to attend a sitting president when he attended President James Garfield after he was shot by an assassin in 1881, and a founder of Howard University medical school.
Civil War Quote of the week Civil War Quote of the Week:“Previous to the formation of colored troops, I had a strong inclination to prepare myself for the ministry; but when the call came for ALL persons, I [felt] I … Continued
Hysteria reigned, fueled by the rumors of a large black insurrection in the town. Violence peaked the next day on June 1, with thousands of white citizens pouring into Greenwood, tearing apart businesses, setting fires, and beating blacks. Firefighters trying to extinguish blazes were threatened with guns. An unarmed black man in a theater was shot and killed.
Sarah Mapps Douglass Did you know … Sarah Mapps Douglas (September 9, 1806 – September 8, 1882)? She was an African American educator, abolitionist, artist, and medical student. Sarah grew up among Philadelphia’s elite, during a time when African Americans … Continued
Brown vs. Board of Education This is from a Facebook post in 2018, but seems appropriate right now to repeat. Do you know… Linda Brown?In 1954, Linda Carol Brown(February 20, 1943 – March 25, 2018) was just an 11-year-old schoolgirl … Continued
Continuing series on Signers of the Declaration of Independence John was born on October 19, 1735, in Quincy aka Braintree, Massachusetts. His family was well to do and had already been in the colonies for some decades. He was descended … Continued
Sojourner Truth ( c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) was an African American, born into slavery in Esopus, New York, about 96 miles north of New York City. She was one of twelve children. Her parents were owned by Colonel Hardenbergh, an officer … Continued