"Selma Burke's commissioned sculpture of President Roosevelt is on every American dime!" Dorothy Brangman Selma Burke African American sculptor and educator who founded two art schools. In 1940 she opened the Selma Burke School of Sculpture
~Mum Bett was the first black woman in Massachusetts to sue for freedom and win. In she visited a lawyer and said, ‘I heard that paper read yesterday that says all men are created equal and that every man has a right to freedom. I’m not a dumb.