By Otha Richard Sullivan
Meet the black Achievers who attained the yank Dream-from the early years to fashionable times"This outstanding ebook could be required studying for adolescents, who will learn the way many of the nation's so much profitable Black women and men grew to become function models."-Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.Robert Sengstacke AbbottTyra BanksMatel "Mat" Dawson Jr.Joe L. Dudley Sr.Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsS. B. FullerArthur George GastonEarl G. GravesEarvin "Magic" JohnsonJohn H. JohnsonRobert L. JohnsonQuincy JonesShelton "Spike" Jackson LeeWilliam Alexander LeidesdorffAbraham Lincoln LewisReginald Francis LewisAnnie Turnbo MaloneBridget "Biddy" MasonAnthony OvertonMary Ellen PleasantRussell SimmonsMadame C. J. WalkerOprah Gail WinfreyEldrick "Tiger" WoodsCrispus Attucks Wright
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Two years earlier, in 1856, Brown had killed five pro-slavery men at Pottawotamie Creek in Kansas. This action was the beginning of what was known as “Bleeding Kansas,” a time of many conflicts between pro- and anti-slavery groups. Pleasant gave John Brown $30,000 to help his cause. The money would be used for his raid on the federal arsenal in Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. Brown wanted to gather weapons from the arsenal and use them to free slaves. Pleasant traveled to Harper’s Ferry to tell slaves of the impending raid.
Louis, Missouri. Sarah supported them by working as a washerwoman for white families. 39 40 While still a young woman, Sarah had faced enough catastrophes for a lifetime. Then her hair began to fall out, and she began experimenting with various mineral and animal oils to find a remedy. Sarah would later say that a man had appeared to her in a dream and told her how to cure her problem. Although some ingredients were from as far away as Africa, Sarah followed the instructions from her dream and made the remedy.
Around 1847, Smith decided to become a Mormon and moved his family and slaves to the Utah Territory. Brigham Young, the leader of the Mormon Church, had recently established a community there. The journey to Utah was more than two thousand miles by horse and buggy. Mason walked behind the wagon train for the seven months it took to reach Salt Lake City. In addition to taking care of her own children, she was responsible for many chores on the trail, such as herding the cattle, cooking, and serving as a midwife to women and 22 23 livestock.