Notes and Sources on the Life of Sara Bickford, Entrepreneur (1852 – 1931)

SARA BICKFORD  MY COMPREHENSIVE NOTES of RESEARCH SOURCES  August – October 2020   Kelly McCoy 1.9.21 Sara Gammon Brown Bickford (1852 – 1931) was the first Black woman to own a utility company. Born into slavery in 1852, she was separated from her parents when they were sold, and she never saw them again. The video … More Notes and Sources on the Life of Sara Bickford, Entrepreneur (1852 – 1931)

Today’s Google Doodle: Cartoonist, Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes is today’s #googledoodle – an African American cartoonist, this clip from “One tenth of a nation. Achievements” highlights Jackie Ormes’s career. ”One tenth of a nation. Achievements” video includes Eslanda of Eslanda’s Bridal Services (Washington, DC); Verna Hickman of Golden State Insurance Company (Los Angeles, CA); food editor for Ebony Magazine, Freda DeKnight, … More Today’s Google Doodle: Cartoonist, Jackie Ormes

Charles County, Maryland’s Josiah Henson is one of many Recommended for the National Garden of American Heroes

On July 3, 2020, the Trump administration issued the “Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes.” State Governors and county officials were asked to give recommendations for a park that will feature historically significant Americans. Breonna Taylor, Rosa Parks, and John Lewis are some of the names that have been recommended. The … More Charles County, Maryland’s Josiah Henson is one of many Recommended for the National Garden of American Heroes