Historic Figures

[caption id="attachment_111" align="alignleft" width="300"] Judy Sims and her mother Nadine Sims by Starks Monument[/caption] Sylvia Stark was born enslaved, in Clay County, Missouri, USA in 1839, the daughter of Howard and Hannah Estes. Her father was owned by a different person than the rest of the...

Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm...

Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Obama, Sr., a Black Kenyan of Nyang’oma Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, and Ann Dunham, a White American from Wichita, Kansas. His parents met while attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After his parent’s divorce,...