Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.
Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.
Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and one of his "White House Gang" playmates, Roswell Pinckney, Quentin Roosevelt later joined the Army Air Service and was killed during combat in WWI.
George Washington Carver overcame slavery to achieve fame as a scientist, botanist, and educator. (KO) What a wonderful man. He overcame so much, then went onto to achieve amazing things. He was a great blessing to this country.
Armenian women during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops. Our women are warriors
Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures
Ching Shih was a nineteenth century woman pirate who expected strict discipline from her buccaneers and imposed upon them a code of behavior expected strict discipline from her buccaneers and imposed upon them a code of behavior.
Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the - a U. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could.
"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.