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Henry Highland Garnet – African-American abolitionist, Minister, Activist (December 23, 1815 – February 13, 1882)

    By OV Staff Henry Highland Garnet — born a slave, well educated, known for his skills as an orator, a leading abolitionist, a clergyman — stood before the

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James Forten; An African-American abolitionist and wealthy businessman (1766-1842)

James Forten was born on September 2, 1766 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was born a free black man. Over the course of his lifetime, he would make a significant impact

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Marie Van Brittan Brown: Inventor Home Security System(1922–1999)

Marie Van Brittan Brown was the inventor of the first home security system. She is also credited with the invention of the first closed circuit TV.  Brown was born in Queens, New York,

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Charles Henry Langston; American abolitionist and political activist (1817-1892)

    He was a Black slave, editor, abolitionist and teacher. From Louisa County, Virginia Charles Henry Langston was the second of three sons and a daughter born to Lucy

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The Untold Story of the Enslaved Black Man Who Taught Jack Daniel How to Make Whiskey

By Tanasia Kenney Celebrating its 150th anniversary, the Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand is opting to share a part of its history that has never been told before. Up until now,

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Lewis Hayden: African-American Abolitionist 1811-1889

    Lewis Hayden was born a slave in Lexington, Kentucky in 1811 into the household of the Rev. Adam Runkin, a Presbyterian minister.  In 1840 he married fellow slave,

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Clara B. Williams: First African-American graduate of New Mexico University

      Mrs. Clara Belle Williams was the first black student to graduate from New Mexico College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts (now known as NMSU) in the fall

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Molly Williams: First Female Black FireFighter

Molly Williams is recognized as the first #black female firefighter in the United States; she was also a slave. Williams was owned by a very wealthy businessman who had an

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Martin Robison Delany: African-American abolitionist (May 6, 1812 – January 24, 1885)

    OV Staff   Martin Robison Delany was an African American abolitionist, the first African American Field Officer in the U.S Army, and one of the earliest African Americans

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OuR Vets

By OV Staff Announcing a new media project Our Voice- The Magazine in collaboration with Open Mic Rochester and Aria Virtual Consulting: OuR Vets. Every year, thousands of vets die

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William Wells Brown, Abolitionist Lecturer, Novelist; Playwright, and Historian

William Wells Brown (circa 1814 – November 6, 1884) was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian in the United States. Born into slavery in Montgomery County, Kentucky,

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Henry Bibb; Author and Abolitionist

Henry Walton Bibb was an American author and abolitionist who was born a slave. After escaping from slavery to Canada, he founded an abolitionist newspaper, The Voice of the Fugitive.

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Barack Obama

44th President of the United States(Born August 4th, 1961   Born in Hawaii in 1961, and raised with the help of his grandparents, President Obama’s story is truly inspirational, and