Alexa Irene Canady had almost dropped out of college as an undergraduate, but after recovering her self-confidence she went on to qualify as the first African American woman neurosurgeon in the United States.
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.
"Our nationally acclaimed economic expansion is helping families overcome situational poverty — a temporary condition caused perhaps by losing a job or a medical crisis. But a far more entrenched form of economic hardship is intergenerational poverty." Op-ed: Utah can lead nation in ending the poverty cycle | The Salt Lake Tribune
Give it up for Gloria Johnson-Cusack. Having been raised in the segregated neighborhoods of Washington, D., she knows firsthand what it takes for children from underprivileged backgrounds to succeed – and how far a little help can go.