GROTON, Conn. (Oct. 29, 2016) #FirstLady Of The United States #MichelleObama ship sponsor of USS Illinois (SSN 786), arrives at the commissioning ceremony on Naval Submarine Base New London. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl I. Wood
The First Black Female To Become A Captain For A Commercial Airline. First officer Patrice Clarke never intended to write history. A UPS pilot, she never set out to be one of the first Black females to graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida with an aeronautical degree. Nor did she plan to be the only female professional pilot working; in her native country of the Bahamas. Ms. Clarke only wanted to be a pilot.
Richetta Randolph Wallace, circa 1930. She was private secretary to Mary White Ovington, a writer, suffragist and one of the founders of the NAACP. She was also private secretary to James Weldon Johnson, attorney, poet, author (“Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man) and composer of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”) and the executive secretary of the NAACP, Walter White. Born in Virginia in 1884, Ms. Randolph moved to the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in 1933 and remaine
Alexander Peter Stewart, CSA (1821-1908) Tennessee. Lieutenant General (CSA). West Point Class of 1842 (Artillery) Appointed a brigade commander in Leonidas Polk's corps, Stewart ultimately took command of that corps as a LTG when Polk was killed in June, 1864. Served in that capacity until the end of the war.