Alexa Canady became the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the United States in From 1987 to Canady was chief of neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Michigan. In less than 10 percent of all medical students were women.
Martin Luther King Jr was born January 1929 into a life of Southern segration but would eventually be thrust into a unique position where he would become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.
Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.