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Daniel Hale Williams

admin Nov 1, 2013 0 Comments Posted in: 2014 Trailblazers

Born on January 18, 1856, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Daniel Hale Williams pursued a pioneering career in medicine. Due to the discrimination of the day, African-American citizens were still barred from being admitted to hospitals and Black doctors were refused staff positions. Firmly believing this needed to change, in May, 1891 Williams opened Provid »

Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr. Ph.D

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Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. became the 12th President of Livingstone College in February 2006. He has earned the reputation of a “Turn Around Artist” because of his knack for rescuing institutions from the brink of disaster. The traits most associated with his rescue accomplishments are establishing financial stability, increasing student enrollment and »

Sojourner Truth

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“Ain’t I a woman?” is just one of the many works of Isabella Baumfree, the woman we know as SOJOURNER TRUTH. Isabella, an African American abolitionist and women’s rights activist, was born into slavery in New York. She was one of the 13 children born to Elizabeth and James Baumfree. All, including Isabella, were slaves on the Hardenbergh Plantatio »

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