Category: Historical Profile

A profile of Hiram Rhodes Revels, an educator and minister in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church who also served as the first Black U.S. Senator.

Historical Profile

A profile of Queen Amina, a Hausa princess who later became the warrior Queen of Zazzau an area in the Kaduna state of present-day Nigeria.

Historical Profile

A profile of Granville T. Woods, a mechanical and electrical engineer who received more than 60 patents for his inventions. Despite leaving school at an early age, Woods continued his education by reading, attending night school, and otherwise learning in his spare time. Many of his contributions to improved railroad safety and efficiency are still in use today.

Historical Profile

A profile of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, a school teacher and college professor who launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Historical Profile

A profile of Mifflin Wistar Gibbs, an entrepreneur and politician who sought his fortune as a pioneer in the West and Canada and was also an active abolitionist involved with the Underground Railroad. Mifflin Wistar Gibbs died at the age of 92 a relatively wealthy and well-respected man despite having grown up poor and repeatedly experiencing discrimination.

Historical Profile