Born On This Day ~ April 5 ~ Booker T Washington

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Born: April 5, 1856 (Hale’s Ford, Virginia)
Died: November 14, 1915 (Tuskegee, Alabama)

Famous For/Known For:
Educator and Civil Rights Activist

A Little About Booker T Washington
Born to a slave and an unknown white man.

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Born On This Day ~ February 3 ~ Elizabeth Blackwell

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Born: February 3, 1821 (Bristol, United Kingdom)
Died: May 31, 1910 (Hastings, United Kingdom)

Famous For/Known For:
First woman to graduate from medical school in the U.S.

A Little About Elizabeth Blackwell:
Born to Samuel Blackwell, a sugar refiner, and Hannah (Lane) Blackwell. Continue reading