By Otha Richard Sullivan
Meet the black Achievers who attained the yank Dream-from the early years to fashionable times"This impressive ebook can be required analyzing for adolescents, who will find out how a few of the nation's so much profitable Black women and men turned function models."-Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.Robert Sengstacke AbbottTyra BanksMatel "Mat" Dawson Jr.Joe L. Dudley Sr.Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsS. B. FullerArthur George GastonEarl G. GravesEarvin "Magic" JohnsonJohn H. JohnsonRobert L. JohnsonQuincy JonesShelton "Spike" Jackson LeeWilliam Alexander LeidesdorffAbraham Lincoln LewisReginald Francis LewisAnnie Turnbo MaloneBridget "Biddy" MasonAnthony OvertonMary Ellen PleasantRussell SimmonsMadame C. J. WalkerOprah Gail WinfreyEldrick "Tiger" WoodsCrispus Attucks Wright
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She also established successful restaurants that catered to the rich. Within a short time, Pleasant became a business advisor to wealthy businessmen, which provided her with insight into gaining more personal wealth. In the black community, Pleasant was highly regarded for her efforts to assist them. ” Pleasant was the most talked-about woman in San Francisco. In a time when African Americans were rarely mentioned in the press, more than one hundred articles were written about her achievements as a philanthropist, abolitionist, and freedom fighter.
The riots in cities across the country. landowners kept the rest. For a fee, The Chicago Defender also provided the landowners provided seed, fertilone of the few forums for African izers, and provisions for African Americans to live on until the crop American writers and poets. Its was harvested. To get these supplies, columnists included Walter White, they borrowed against their earnings. president of the NAACP, poet Since their earnings were rarely enough to pay for these supplies, Langston Hughes, and social critic sharecroppers were often in debt after W.
She looked like she was white and and often leaders in the Abolitionist Movement. was told never to reveal her race. In Nantucket, she took the name Mary Ellen Williams. She was still young, but she worked hard in Grandma Hussey’s general store and could remember the account of any customer. Pleasant was quite intelligent and gifted in reading and writing. While in the service of Grandma Hussey, Pleasant adopted the Quakers’ belief in abolition and the principles of equality. Many blacks joined with white abolitionists in the early 1800s to fight against the horrible institution of slavery.