BlackUSA History

Caterina Jarboro First Black prima donna of an United States opera company

Geroge H. White Last former slave to sit in the House of Representative

Nannie Helen Burroughs African-American educators

Ambrose Caliver Senior Specialist in the Education of Negroes

Arna Wendell Bontemps Writer

Elmer Simms Campbell Cartoonist

James Amos Porter Artist and author

Henry Blair Inventor

Shirley Graham Writer

Anna Ella Carroll Writer, civil-war strategist

Prudence Crandall Pioneer Civil-Rights Educator

The Pittsburgh Courier Early African American newspaper

Anna Maria Weems Underground Railroad Slave

John James Neimore Publisher

Annie Onieta Plummer The Dictionary Lady