the recollections of a resident of Owen Sound, Ontario, an African American known as Old Man Henson... one of the very few books that documented the journey to Canada from the perspective of a person of African descent.
John Morton-Finney was a Buffalo soldier who fought in WW1, earned 11 degrees, and practiced law right up until he was 106 years old. Finney was believed to be the longest practicing attorney in the United States, taking the record from Rush Limbaugh I (1891-1996) who practiced law for 75 years.
Here is a 1900 family from the Comanche Nation. The elder man is Ta-Ten-e-quer and his wife, Ta-Tat-ty. Their niece is Wife-per or Frances Wright. Her father was a Buffalo Soldier who deserted and married into the Comanches. Henry (left) and Lorenzano (right) are the sons of Frances. Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible—the lives and experiences of people who share African and First Nation descent, their double heritage is truly indivisible.
IndiVisible - African-Native American Lives in the Americas
"Did You Know?" Archive - Black Science Network: Annie Easley (1933-2011) was an African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist who worked for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor agency, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics's Lewis Research Center. She was one of the first African-American women and a leading member of the team which developed software for the Centaur rocket stage.