In 1831- Nat Turner, a brilliant minister, led the first slave revolt of magnitude in Southampton County, Virginia
In 1943- Harriet M. West was the first Black woman major in the Women's Army Corps (WAC).
In 2017- Simone Askew marched into history Monday as the first black woman to lead the Long Gray Line at the U.S. Military Academy
To Inspire You
I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a trap. I had already determined to sell my life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit
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