Diane T. Brown was born in Brownsville, Tennessee. She retired from the United States Department of Homeland Security in 2013 after working 29 years at that agency and its predecessor, the United States Department of Immigration and Naturalization. She also was the dietitian at St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1964 to 1966. Ms. Brown is a 1964 graduate of Tuskegee University and has an avid interest in local (Baltimore, Maryland area) history.
"Image Ownership: Public Domain" John Gloucester, founder of the first African American Presbyterian Church in the United States, was born enslaved in Blount County, Tennessee, in 1776. Before gaining his freedom, his name was Jack, and as a believer he began converting slaves to Christianity … Read MoreJohn Gloucester (1776- 1822)