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I believe this is my great grandfather, John Ezra Ballard, Class of 1917, CWRU - Law

I believe this is my great grandfather, John Ezra Ballard, Class of CWRU - Law

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 chicken coops. At night, they'd take these babies, tie them up, put a rope around their neck & torso & tie it tight- They would throw in the babies, in a matter of minutes, alligator would clamp his jaws on that child, he was swallowed"

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

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

Bessie Coleman, First African American Woman Pilot

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

Civil-rights leader and women's activist Dorothy Height became the elected president of the National Council of Negro Women in 1957.

Civil-rights leader and women's activist Dorothy Height became the elected president of the National Council of Negro Women in

Miracle of the Mengele babies: Auschwitz prisoners hid pregnancies.  I came across this article this morning and after our reading you realize just how much they went through.  One of the survivors (I don't think it says which) lives in Wisconsin!  -Jamie S

Miracle of the Mengele babies: Auschwitz prisoners hid pregnancies

Miracle of the Mengele babies: Truly astounding story of how three women cheated demon doctor of death by hiding their pregnancies. and raised their newborns in the very cradle of Nazi horror!

Kwame Nkurmah, the leader of the Gold Coast's movement toward independence from Britain during the 1940s and '50s, headed the new nation of Ghana following its independence in 1957 until 1966.

"Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.

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.

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.

Ginger Howard: Youngest Black Female Golfer - has become a member of the LPGA at the right age of 17, the youngest ever. You may soon become well-acquainted with the million-dollar smile & formidable style that has been lighting up the ranks.   Ginger follows other notable black golfers such as, tennis great Althea Gibson was the first black female to play on tour. Gibson broke through in 1963 and played in 171 tournaments until 1971.

Ginger Howard: Youngest Black Female Golfer to Turn Pro. Ginger has become a member of the LPGA at the right age of the youngest ever.

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