Black History Makers: Ona Judge

February 10, 2017 MahoganyBooks

Ona Judge (c.1773—February 25, 1848), known as Ona Judge Staines after marriage, was a light-skinned, heavily freckled and slight of build slave on George Washington’s plantation, Mount Vernon, in Virginia. Her mother, Betty, was an enslaved […]

Black History Makers: James Forten

January 27, 2017 MahoganyBooks

James Forten (September 2, 1766 – March 4, 1842) was an African-American abolitionist and wealthy businessman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born free in the city, he became a sailmaker after the American Revolutionary War. As a boy, […]

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