The 'Brass Ankles', an ethnic group of South Carolina" were a "tri-racial isolate" (African, Native American and European descent) group who lived in the area of Orangeburg County, Berkeley County and Charleston County from early 1800s-mid 1900s. Common surnames: Russell, Jackson, Driggers, Goins, Bunch, Sweat and Weatherford. (Varner, Clark and Burbage are also common surnames) [Portrait: Piney Jackson] Links: Frenchcreoles.com and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Brass_Ankles]
As one of the first African American models in the United States, Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell changed the face of the beauty and fashion industry. Through her modeling agency and school, she fostered and promoted the careers of some of the country’s top.