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 Read more
Prom serves as a memorable milestone in a fleeting high school career, heels click against the floor, dresses brush the floor and the music crescendos from the speakers as students sway to the beat. This year for the Special Needs Prom, volunteers have banded together to create a Girls Ready Room offering free hair and makeup services the afternoon before the dance Saturday, Feb. 16.
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.