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William P Newman

William P Newman
Photo comes from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center; Info: 'Cincinnati's Underground Railroad,' by Dr. Eric R. Jackson and Richard Cooper,

William P. Newman, who escaped slavery in Virginia during the 1830s, became the pastor of the Union B…
Added on September  6, 2016

Lucretia H. Newman Coleman

Lucretia H. Newman Coleman
In her 1890 book, "Poor Ben: A Story of Real Life," based on the life of Benjamin William Arnett, the seventeenth bishop of the AME Church. In the dedication section she wrote: "I dedicate this work with sincere love for my race. To the colored young me…
Added on July 24, 2016

Mrs. Annie C. Marrow

Mrs. Annie C. Marrow
The above photograph and the following comes from The Colored American Magazine (February 1909). Mrs. Annie C. Marrow, whose portrait herewith appears, was recently awarded by the Jamestown Exposition Commission, a silver medal, designed and executed by…
Added on November 27, 2015

Madame Marie Selika

Madame Marie Selika
Though her career as coloratura was eclipsed by Sissieretta Jones in later years, for a time she held forth as the preeminent artist and biggest drawing card of the day. [N. Weston, Photographer, San Francisco, California]

Born Marie Smith (1849 - 1937)…
Added on November 27, 2015

Melissa Fuell-Cuther

Melissa Fuell-Cuther
Melissa Fuell-Cuther’s out-of-print biography, "Blind Boone: His Life and Achievements," relates the highlights of Boone’s harrowing journey and also testifies to the struggles of many African Americans during the Jim Crow era. With the initial publicati…
Added on November 25, 2015