HARRIET E. WILSON
Harriet E. Wilson, one of the first female African-American novelists, was born today in 1825. Her novel Our Nig, or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black was published anonymously in 1859 in Boston.
In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak we have seen many events get cancelled as a result. All professional sports teams have cancelled their seasons, Governor Cuomo has banned events that would have more than 500 people including the St. Patricks Day Parade, even Mayor De Blasio has ordered restaurants to cut their capacity by 50%.Continue reading
JULIETTE GORDON LOW
Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls together in Savannah, Georgia, for the first-ever Girl Scout meeting today in 1912.Continue reading
Today in 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In the Sun opened at Barrymore Theater, New York. This was the first play by a Black woman to premiere on Broadway.Continue reading
JOSEPHINE GROVES HOLLOWAY
Josephine Groves Holloway was born today in 1898. She founded the first unofficial Girl Scout troop for African American girls and worked for two decades to have her troops recognized by the Nashville Girl Scout Council.Continue reading