Medgar Evers

You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea. American civil rights activist DescriptionMedgar Wiley Evers was an American civil rights activist in Mississippi, the state’s field secretary for the NAACP, and a World War II veteran who had served in the United States Army. Wikipedia Our only hope is to control theContinue reading “Medgar Evers”

Richard Allen – Journalist, Author, Minister

“This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and the gospel is free.” Born in 1760, Richard Allen later bought his freedom and went on to found the first national black church in the United States,Continue reading “Richard Allen – Journalist, Author, Minister”

Mary Church Terrell

With courage, born of success achieved in the past, with a keen sense of the responsibility which we shall continue to assume, we look forward to a future large with promise and hope. Seeking no favors because of our color, nor patronage because of our needs, we knock at the bar of justice, asking anContinue reading “Mary Church Terrell”

Reginald Lewis America’s First Black Billion Dollar Businessman

American businessman Description Reginald F. Lewis, was an American businessman. He was one of the richest African-American men in the 1980s, and the first African American to build a billion-dollar company, TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc.Wikipedia   Born: 7 December 1942, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Died: 19 January 1993, New York, New York, United States Spouse: Loida Nicolas Lewis (m. 1969–1993)Continue reading “Reginald Lewis America’s First Black Billion Dollar Businessman”

Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. …   Madam C. J. Walker American entrepreneur DescriptionSarah Breedlove, known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Walker was considered the wealthiest African-American businesseswoman and wealthiest self-made woman in America at the time ofContinue reading “Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire”

Fannie Lou Hamer – “Until I am Free You are Not Free Either”

Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting and women’s rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Wikipedia Born: 6 October 1917, Montgomery County, Mississippi, United States Died: 14 March 1977, Taborian Hospital, Mound Bayou Title: ViceContinue reading “Fannie Lou Hamer – “Until I am Free You are Not Free Either””