Historic accounts of slavery in the New World seemed like a colossal distance in time far removed from my reality. This is until I read Frederick Douglass’ book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass which transported me back to the horrors.
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Nelson Mandela epitomizes the words “freedom fighter”, moving South Africa from decades of an apartheid system to a society where blacks were free. Under South Africa’s apartheid, blacks were uneducated, could not own land and were forced to carry passes classifying them and barring them from many public facilities. His political opposition movement was silenced,
By the time she was in fourth grade, young Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell knew she wanted to be a fighter pilot. What the now-Air Force major didn’t know, however, was that she would knock down a racial barrier by becoming the first black female in the career field.