Southwestern Colored Cowboys Association (1940s-1950s)

Myrtis Dightman, Member of the Southwestern Colored Cowboys Association Image Ownership: Public domain The Southwestern Colored Cowboys Association (SCCA) was formed in the late 1940s by black cowboys to create a space for African Americans to compete in rodeo events. The SCCA was a minor league that … Read MoreSouthwestern Colored Cowboys Association (1940s-1950s)

The Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation (1842)

Map of the 1842 Cherokee Slave Revolt Image Ownership: Public domain The Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation occurred in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) when a group of twenty-five enslaved blacks, mostly from the Joseph Vann plantation, attempted to escape to Mexico where slavery was abolished. The revolt … Read MoreThe Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation (1842)

Gloria Twine Chisum (1930- )

An experimental psychologist, Gloria Twine Chisum is primarily known for developing protective eyewear for pilots in extreme conditions. Chisum was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1930. She grew up in Muskogee but then attended Howard University where she earned an undergraduate degree in psychology in 1951 and completed an MS in psychology … Read MoreGloria Twine Chisum (1930- )