Possibly an agent of the Underground Railroad and a refugee of slavery herself, Nancy Carter Jones survived harrowing and disastrous events in her long life.
Edith Fossett brought the White House kitchen’s French cuisine to Cincinnati’s high society.
Inspired by her formerly enslaved parents, Priscilla Thompson wrote cutting verses on slavery, injustice, and Black women's awesomeness.
The woman known as Matilda may seem unremarkable; however, she was anything but! As a housebound slave, she taught herself how to read, and she would inspire countless more runaway slaves to take legal action.