Category: Historical Profile

A profile of The Clotilda and Africatown. The Clotilda is believed to be the ship that brought the last group of enslaved people to America from Africa. Africatown was later founded by surviving members of this group following emancipation.

Historical Profile

A profile of Dr. Patricia E. Bath, one of the first Black ophthalmologists and inventor of a laser that removes cataracts which made her the first female African-American doctor to receive a patent for a medical instrument.

Historical Profile

A profile of Dr. Ralph Abernathy, a WWII veteran, minister, and civil rights activist who worked closely with Dr. King on many campaigns.

Historical Profile

A profile of the Whitelaw Hotel which was established in 1919 and developed, designed, and financed by Black professionals.

Historical Profile

A profile of Marian Wright Edelman, the first Black woman admitted to the Mississippi State Bar and Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF).

Historical Profile