We have all grown up with Disney and the stories they gave us. Here is some of the inside scoop. Ruthie was in the right place at the right time. Lucky her, lucky us. Rest In Peace Disney Legend Ruthie
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Nancy Green (March 4, 1834 – August 30, 1923) was a former slave, nanny, cook, activist, and the first of many African-American models and performers hired to promote a corporate trademark as “Aunt Jemima“. The Aunt Jemima recipe was not her recipe, but
At 100, The National Park Service’s Oldest Active Ranger Is Still Going Strong
Meet Betty Reid Soskin, National Park Service Park Ranger , Those who know me know I am a lover of forests and mountains and wild seashores. It’s where peace and serenity are easily found, in the quiet “wild places.” It’s
Alice Guy Blache
Alice Ida Antoinette Guy-Blaché (née Guy; 1 July 1873 – 24 March 1968) was a French pioneer filmmaker, active from the late 19th century, and one of the first to make a narrative fiction film. She was the first woman to direct a film.
Did you know Cornrows were used to help slaves escape slavery?
I write often of the ways women used their wits to fool their suppressors. Last February I wrote a post on Civil War Spy Network Elizabeth Van Lew and Mary Bowser. I have written about the women who assist the
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