Mary Jackson was born April 9, 1921 to Ella and Frank Winston in Hampton, Virginia. Mary Jackson Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physical science in 1942. She married Levi Jackson in November 1944. Levi was in the Navy. The couple had 2 children. Mary was a school teacher and a Girl Scout … Continue reading Mary Jackson
Warning: This post contains images that some may find disturbing. Emmett Till was born July 25, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Mamie and Louis Till. Mamie was originally from Webb, Mississippi. She moved to Illinois as a young child to escape the overt racism of the Jim Crow south. Emmett Till Mamie and Louis separated … Continue reading Emmett Till
Thank you to Gracie for suggesting this topic. Sandra Bland was born February 7, 1987 in Naperville, Illinois. She was a graduate of Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. She earned a degree in Animal Science in 2009. While at Prairie View A&M, Sandra was a student counselor and a member of the … Continue reading Sandra Bland
Nancy Hazel was born on November 4, 1905 in Blue Mountain, Alabama to Louisa and James Hazel. She went by the nickname Nannie. As a child, she was forced to work on her family’s farm instead of going to school. Nancy dropped out at the end of her 6th grade year. Nancy Hazel aka Nannie … Continue reading Nancy Doss
Marvin Gabrion was born on October 18, 1953. Marvin Gabrion On August 7, 1996, he went with his nephew, Mikey, and Wayne Davis to pick up 18 year old Rachel Timmerman. She believed that she was going to a party. Shortly after picking Rachel up, Marvin kicked Mikey and Wayne out of the car. He … Continue reading Marvin Gabrion
Updated June 11: I see that I am also guilty of under-representing the black community on my blog. I am working to share more of their stories in my writing. I am sorry and I appreciate your support!