Born into slavery, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the US Military Academy at West Point in He went on to become the first African American graduate and commissioned officer in the regular US Army.
Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for Black Americans in This was one of the first organizations for Black Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to.
“Black people did not "come to this country seeking a better life.” They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships–treated not like human beings but like things, commodities to be traded and used to.
Slavery in the North I totally disagree with this guy on some moral and political issues, but he's right about one thing: people forget that slavery originally existed in northern states as well as southern.
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 1856 – November was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community.