Sarah Malinda Pritchard, perhaps the most famous female Civil War soldier, served alongside her husband in the Confederate army as Pvt. Samuel Blalock (Co. F, North Carolina), but later assisted the Union military
Full Length Double Portrait, Two Sergeants, With Swords- From: Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection Sitters identified as Alexander Herritage Newton and Daniel S. Lathrop, quartermaster sergeants with the twenty-ninth Connecticut.
Oscar Depriest & Daniel Hale Williams. Oscar DePriest (1871 - 1951) was born in Alabama to former slaves and became Chicago's first black alderman. In 1928, DePriest was elected to Congress as a Republican. He became the first black elected to Congress since Reconstruction. Daniel Hale Williams (1856 - 1931) was the first black cardiologist and performed one of the first successful heart surgeries. He also founded Provident Hospital.
Tammy Williams is the first black woman to own her own post-production studio in the state of Georgia. Williams has recently started Open River Studios in Fayetteville. Open Rivers Studios is a 16,000 sq. ft. complex with production and post-production operations. Williams hopes to attract Independent filmmakers and provide original programming that will lead to future licensing contracts.
Ellen and William Craft escaped slavery in the American south. Ellen could pass for white so she pretended to be a white male slave owner on a trip with her black slave William. They traveled first class all the way.