Charles A. Davis (1922–2016)

Charles A. Davis was a journalist, founder of one of Chicago’s first African-American-owned public relations agencies, commercial real estate developer, and noted civic and social leader. Davis was born on September 29, 1922, in Mobile, Alabama, the fourth of five children of Robert and Clara … Read MoreCharles A. Davis (1922–2016)

Freddye Scarborough Henderson (1917-2007)

Freddye Scarborough Henderson, entrepreneur, columnist, and educator, was born on February 18, 1917 in Franklinton, Louisiana. She was educated in her hometown and graduated valedictorian from Booker T. Washington High School in Franklinton.  In 1937, Scarborough earned a B.S. in home economics from Southern University.  … Read MoreFreddye Scarborough Henderson (1917-2007)

Leon H. Washington Jr. (1907-1974)

Founding publisher of the Los Angeles based African-American newspaper, the Sentinel, Leon H. Washington Jr. was born in Kansas City, Kansas on April 15, 1907. Washington, along with his two other siblings, was born to his parents, Leon and Blanche Washington.  Young Washington spent much … Read MoreLeon H. Washington Jr. (1907-1974)

W.A. Scott & C.A. Scott Atlanta Daily World (1928- )

William Alexander Scott II, the founder of the Atlanta Daily World newspaper, was born in 1902 in Edwards, Mississippi. Scott, who was educated at Morehouse College around World War I, initially began publishing a business directory in Atlanta. However, he was interested in encouraging conversation … Read MoreW.A. Scott & C.A. Scott Atlanta Daily World (1928- )

Gertrude E.H. Bustill Mossell (1855-1948)

Gertrude E.H. Bustill Mossell was a teacher, author, and journalist born on July 3, 1855 in Philadelphia. The daughter of Charles and Emily Bustill, she came from a prominent family. She attended public schools in Philadelphia and eventually the Institute for Colored Youth and the … Read MoreGertrude E.H. Bustill Mossell (1855-1948)