For the month of May I found it suitable to shed a little light on our young trend setters.
Harvard Senior, a state of Georgia native named Obasi Shaw, decided to create a rap album for his Senior Thesis, instead of writing the traditional paper as expected. The album, Liminal Minds, earned him an “A-” grade, which will allow him to graduate with honors at the end of the semester.
May 13, 1872 – Nov 17, 1935
Matilda A Evans- First African American Woman Licensed to Practice Medicine in South Carolina.
May 2, 1879 – May 20, 1961
Nannie Helen Burroughs- Founder of the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, D.C./ Educator/ Orator/ Religious Leader/ Civil Rights Activist
May 11, 1895 – Dec 3, 1978
William G Still- First African American Composer well known as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers”
Dec 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919
Sarah “Madam C.J. Walker” Breedlove- Entrepreneur/ Civil Rights Activist/ Philanthropist
May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981
Mary L Williams- Jazz Pianist/ Composer/ Vocalist
Dec 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990
Samuel “Sammy” Davis, Jr.- Actor/ Comedian/ Singer/ Dancer
May 7, 1878
Joseph Winters received a patent for the very first Fire Escape Ladder in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
May 13, 1888
Brazil became the final nation in the Western Hemisphere to formally abolish slavery using the “Golden Law” passed by the Imperial Family.
May 19, 1991
Willy T. Ribbs was First African American driver to qualify for Indy 500.
After a unanimous vote for independence among the Eritrean people in April 1993, after the War, Mengistu resigned as head of the Ethiopian government and the United Nations admitted Eritrea, Africa to its membership.
May 10, 1994
Nelson R Mandela was sworn in as the First Black President in South Africa.