Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.
Contrary to Hollywood, black slaves were America’s 1st cowboys. The word cowboy, originally had nothing to do w-roping cattle & hell-raising in the high plains. The word 'cowboy' grew out of social customs that did not allow black males to be addressed as 'mister' or 'men'. 'Boy,' was a derogatory term for a black male that included "cowboy,”, "house boy,” “field boy,” “stable boy". Thousands of black cowboys were lawmen, Buffalo soldiers, ranchers, farmers. Few are found in history books.
Nancy Green, the real Aunt Jemima.Nancy Green was born into slavery November 17, 1834. She became the Trademark for Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix in 1890.Aunt Jemima actually was a song before it became the name of a pancake mix. Nancy Green demonstrated the pancake mix and served thousands of pancakes. She was very friendly, a great story teller and a great cook.
Harriet Tubman circa 1885 Born Araminta Harriet Ross 1820 Dorchester County, Maryland Died March 10, 1913 (age 93) Auburn, New York, US Cause of death Pneumonia Resting place Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York, U.S.A Nationality American Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.