Anna Louise James was born on January 19, 1886, in Hartford. The daughter of a Virginia plantation slave who escaped to Connecticut, she grew up in Old Saybrook. Dedicating her early life to education, Anna became, in 1908, the first African American woman to graduate from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in New York. She operated a drugstore in Hartford until 1911, when she went to work for her brother-in-law at his pharmacy, making her the first female African American pharmacist in the…

Anna Louise James was born on January 19, 1886, in Hartford. The daughter of a Virginia plantation slave who escaped to Connecticut, she grew up in Old Saybrook. Dedicating her early life to education, Anna became, in 1908, the first African American woman to graduate from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in New York. She operated a drugstore in Hartford until 1911, when she went to work for her brother-in-law at his pharmacy, making her the first female African American pharmacist in the…

John Ware (1845-1905) An ex-slave from Texas, Ware followed the cattle ranching industry westward until in 1882, he found his way to Canada while driving 3000 head for the North-West Cattle Company. There his strength and remarkable horsemanship won him a reputation as a cowman with a talent for ranching. He built up a sizable cattle herd of his own, eventually becoming one of the most famous cowboys in Canadian history. In 1905 John Ware was killed when his horse stumbled and fell on him.

John Ware (1845-1905) An ex-slave from Texas, Ware followed the cattle ranching industry westward until in 1882, he found his way to Canada while driving 3000 head for the North-West Cattle Company. There his strength and remarkable horsemanship won him a reputation as a cowman with a talent for ranching. He built up a sizable cattle herd of his own, eventually becoming one of the most famous cowboys in Canadian history. In 1905 John Ware was killed when his horse stumbled and fell on him.

Guadalupean Woman by William Augustus Sherman Ellis Island

Guadalupean Woman by William Augustus Sherman Ellis Island

, Wiliam Agustus Sherman, a registry clerk and amateur photographer, took portraits of people who immigrated to the United States by coming through New York's El...

, Wiliam Agustus Sherman, a registry clerk and amateur photographer, took portraits of people who immigrated to the United States by coming through New York's El...

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