Thomas Andrew Dorsey is considered the father of modern gospel music. When his wife Nettie died in childbirth and he also lost his infant son, he wrote "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," which his protege Mahalia Jackson sang at the funeral of Dr King.
(she shares my birthday - 30 Nov!) Delta Sigma Theta Soror Shirley Chisholm - "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.
“But there weren& any black people back then!” When people of color are erased from images of historical eras, some folks have any number of excuses. These stunning Victorian photos blow those excuses away.
White and black child-In 1863 and eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions.