Although she faced heavy discrimination her entire life, Bessie Coleman fought to pursue her flying career. She became the first woman of African American descent to achieve a pilot’s license, and she earned an international pilot’s license in 1921. Mostly known for her air shows, Coleman also served as inspiration for many people of color who aspired to be pilots.
The 1950s and 60s were a turbulent time that saw everything from the space race to the civil rights movement, two separate events that were brought together in Katherine Johnson. As a NASA employee and an African American woman, she worked with groundbreaking math and labored to break down the […]
Widely recognized as one of the first chemical engineers, Norbert Rillieux revolutionized how sugar was produced, changing the industry forever. Although he lived in a society where slavery still existed and free people of color were discriminated against, he managed to find success for his creative inventions.
In an era where African-American women faced enormous discrimination, Shirley Chisholm pioneered politics and advocated for the rights of minorities. Elected in 1968, she became the first black woman in Congress and the first to run for president under a major political party. “Fighting Shirley” was a crucial champion for those whose voices often went unheard.
On Nov. 29, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), a club for students interested in medical professions, hosted a blood drive with Carter BloodCare, and collected a total of 83 units of blood from 83 students.
Before the school year even started, the Timber Creek Cross Country Team practiced everyday. This was not unfamiliar for most members of the team, but there was something different this summer: Josh Allen was the new head coach.