Samuel L. Jackson (1948- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Actor Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to factory worker Elizabeth Jackson. His father abandoned his mother shortly after Jackson’s birth and then died of alcoholism. Jackson and his mother moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where … Read MoreSamuel L. Jackson (1948- )

Archer Alexander (ca. 1810-1879)

The Lincoln Emancipation Statue in Washington,D.C. Archer Alexander is the Model for the Slave Here Image Ownership: Public Domain Archer Alexander was born into slavery on a Virginia plantation around the year 1810.  His likeness, in face and figure, immortalizes all American slaves on a … Read MoreArcher Alexander (ca. 1810-1879)