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Honoring African Americans: Historic Women Trailblazers and Advocacy Organizations

Maggie L. Walker, Nannie Helen Burroughs, and Mary Church Terrell founded and led organizations with a focus on social activism through the development of personal relationships, mentoring, and collaborating to bring about social change, often with a goal of bringing more people into the middle class.

Honoring African Americans: Cornerstones of Economic Development – African American Insurance Companies

Many early African American insurance companies focused on industrial insurance or burial insurance and employed people in the community to sell and administer insurance contracts. Explore our resources related to African American insurance industry, including founders like Aaron McDuffie Moore, John Merrick and Charles Clinton (C.C.) Spaulding.