Thomas Jefferson Knowledge Institute

 


Black Heroes and Leaders
1750-1799
Revolutionary War Period
1800-1859
Pre-Civil War
1860-1899
Civil War and after
1900-1999
Twentieth Century

 

George Washington Carver: Born a slave, he became an inventor who gave back to the community.

Emilie Davis: A young black woman whose diaries chronicle the years 1863 to 1865.

Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist leader, first black citizen to hold high rank (as U.S. minister and consul general to Haiti).

Joseph Rainey: First Black Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.

Hiram Revels: Filled a vacant seat in the United States Senate in 1870 as the first Senator of color.

Booker T. Washington: Educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States.