Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a
In the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, business
Geronimo’s daughter, Lenna ca. 1900 was Bedonkohe-Mescalero and born 1886 at Fort Marion in St. while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff named her Marion (after the fort) but she took the name Lenna.