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

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 below will weave you through the life of Sara Bickford. A Black … More Notes and Sources on the Life of Sara Bickford, Entrepreneur (1852 – 1931)

(Grades 1 – 12) Frederick Douglass NHS Virtual Oratorical Contest and Video Contest January 2021: Applications Due 12/18/20

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site hosts a virtual oratorical contest for grades 1 – 12. Applications due 12/18/2020. … More (Grades 1 – 12) Frederick Douglass NHS Virtual Oratorical Contest and Video Contest January 2021: Applications Due 12/18/20

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