Shoshana Johnson First African American Woman POW/Speaker The first African American POW, Johnson was held hostage for 22 days in Iraq, and survived her captivity despite enduring bullet wounds in both of her ankles. Her heroic story is chronicled with
Clarence “Skip” Ellis was the first African-American to earn a PhD in Computer Science. He helped develop the concept of clicking icons which lead to the development of user friendly operating systems such as Windows or Mac. Most computer users, even high
In Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes,became the first African American woman to be appointed dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until
Prolific writer and poet Langston Hughes rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. "Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." My first literary love.
Seven African American teens walking the steps to the school, while the white students are watching on during the demonstration regarding school integration. What incredible dignity they displayed in the face of disgusting bigotry.