Black History Makers: Mary Bowser

March 31, 2017 MahoganyBooks

Mary Bowser, birthdate unknown, first appears in history on May 17, 1846. On that day, “Mary Jane, a colored child belonging to Mrs. Van Lew,” was baptized at Saint John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, according […]

Black History Makers: Misty Copeland

March 24, 2017 MahoganyBooks

Misty Copeland was born on September 10, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri. The fourth of six siblings born to Sylvia Delacerna, Copeland’s family moved several times before eventually settling in the coastal community of San […]

Black History Makers: Eugene Bullard

February 24, 2017 MahoganyBooks

Eugene Jacques Bullard (1895 – 1961) was born October 9, 1895, in Columbus, GA as the seventh out of ten total children born to William Octave Bullard and Josephine “Yokalee” Thomas. Eugene’s father was originally […]

Black History Makers: Mansa Musa

February 17, 2017 MahoganyBooks

Mansa Musa (D. 1337) In the thirteenth century, the Mandinka people of the state of Kangaba in Western Sudan emerged as the most powerful group in Africa. The rise of the Mandinka was due largely to […]

Black History Makers: Ona Judge

February 10, 2017 MahoganyBooks

Ona Judge (c.1773—February 25, 1848), known as Ona Judge Staines after marriage, was a light-skinned, heavily freckled and slight of build slave on George Washington’s plantation, Mount Vernon, in Virginia. Her mother, Betty, was an enslaved […]

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