"Edmonia Lewis was the first African American artist to earn international fame for her artwork. She earned a living as a sculptor and portraitist and was famous for several of her works, including a bust of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw of which she sold over 100 plaster copies."
Willa Brown Chappell co-founded the National Airmen’s Association of America, an organization whose mission was to get African Americans into the United States Air Force. In 1940, she and her first husband, Lieutenant Cornelius R. Coffey started the Coffey School of Aeronautics, where some of the approximately 200 pilots who trained there eventually became “Tuskegee Airmen.”
Oya -The #African goddess of the wind, fire and the thunderbolt. As the female warrior of the Yoruba pantheon, she represents female power. She is strong, assertive, courageous and independent and is always willing to take risks. When she is enraged, she can create tornadoes and hurricanes, but these also happened when she is ready to make changes. Oya is a great witch and the guardian of the gates of death. She is invoked when there are serious illness or when transformation is necessary.
Sign ("Dictatorship") on tree, Powhatan County, Va., 1962-1963 :: Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools - Date of Photograph 1962-1963 - Sign on tree on U.S. route 60 in Powhatan County, Va., on south side of highway about two miles from Cumberland County line. It followed an order by Federal District Judge John Butzner to admit six African Americans to two Powhatan County Public Schools & also enjoining county officials from closing schools to avoid desegregation.