Black History—Annie Malone

A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave away most of her money to charity. Born on August 9, 1869, in Metropolis, Illinois, Annie Minerva Turnbo was … Continue reading Black History—Annie Malone

Black History–Zora Neale Hurston

“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions." - Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen Zora Neale Hurston knew how to make an entrance. On May 1, 1925, at a literary awards dinner sponsored by … Continue reading Black History–Zora Neale Hurston