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St. Francis de Sales at Mt.Pleasant and St. Emma at Belmead have a rich human history that includes Native Americans, African Americans, and Europeans. They are places of past and present human activity. The mansion at Belmead is on the historic register, and St. Francis de Sales is in the process of obtaining this status. Both buildings are significant for groups of persons who have been connected through time to the land and the heritage that connects both sites.
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Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African American in aviation history.
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African American Family, c. 1860 Credit: National Museum of American History Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.
Misty Copeland, First African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in NYC.
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Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in 1942.
Dr. Eliza Ann Grier was the first African American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.
Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.
On May 23, 1900 Sergeant William Harvey Carney became the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism on July 18, 1863 in the Assault on the Fort Wagner during the Civil War.