Archive for September 2014

Charity Adams Earley

Sep 10th, 2014 | By
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1917-2002 Charity Adams Earley was a pioneer in the success of both women and African Americans in the U.S. Army. She served as one of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) first black officers, and ultimately attained the rank of major. A Studious Start Earley was born on December 5, 1917, in Columbia, South Carolina, to
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Cesar

Sep 10th, 2014 | By
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C. 1682 – ? Cesar was a successful practitioner of traditional African medicine in the southern United States during the middle of the 18th century. In recognition of his accomplishments, the South Carolina legislature took the unprecedented step of freeing him from slavery and awarding him a substantial lifetime stipend. African Roots Born around 1682,
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Celia Cruz

Sep 7th, 2014 | By
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1925?-2003 Celia Cruz rose from her musical career in Latin America to become the leading female Afro-Cuban and Salsa vocalist in the United States, becoming a symbol of the spirit of the Cuban expatriate community. Café con Leche Cruz was born Ursula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso in the Santos Suarez district of
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Cathay Williams

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
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1844-? Cathay Williams was the only known female African American Buffalo Soldier. She was the first black woman to be documented for her service in the U.S. Army before women were officially allowed to enlist. Buffalo Woman Williams was born in September of 1844 in Independence, Missouri. Aside from this lone fact, details of her
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Charles Alfred Anderson, Sr.

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
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1907-1996 Nicknamed “Chief” by his aviation students, Charles Alfred Anderson, Sr.. served as the Chief Civilian Flight Instructor for the Tuskegee Institute ’s groundbreaking program to train black pilots. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt established a military aviation program at Tuskegee in 1941. Anderson was tasked with training the famous World War II Tuskegee Airmen.
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