USING BLACK BABIES AS BAIT. "they would steal the babies during the course of the day, -some would be infants, some would be a yr old, some would be toddlers- they would grab these children, take them down to the swamp & leave them in pens like little ch
Freddye Scarborough Henderson (1917-2007) entrepreneur, columnist and educator graduated valedictorian from Booker T. Washington HS in Franklinton, Louisiana. In 1937, she earned a BS in home economics from Southern University and became the first African American to earn a MS degree in fashion merchandising from New York University in 1950. #BlackHistory
Elizabeth Bessie Coleman (January 1892 April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license black-history-facts
Ida B. Wells, journalist and leader in the fight against lynching. She was a teacher before becoming a journalist. She was half owner of the Memphis Free Speech newspaper. She wrote about lynching in several newspapers and pamphlets, and she was one of two women who signed for the creation of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Wells founded the first Black woman suffrage organization called the Alpha Suffrage Club of Chicago.