Dorothy Cotton – the personification of brave women in the fight for justice

Dorothy Cotton – the personification of brave women in the fight for justice

Herb Boyd, Atlanta Daily World   In the annals of the civil rights movement there is a photo of eight stalwarts in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, including Dr. King, Andrew Young, James Bevel, and Hosea Williams, only one of them is a woman — Dorothy Cotton.  She is smiling next to Dr. King in the photo, a position she […]

The little-known story of the first African president to visit the White House in 1943

The little-known story of the first African president to visit the White House in 1943

BY NDUTA WAWERU, Face2FaceAfrica Photo: Wiki CC Edwin Barclay was the 18th president of Liberia, serving between 1930-1944.  He became the first president to visit the White House in 1943. Barclay’s grandparents moved to Liberia from Barbados with their children in 1865. Born in 1882, he grew up to be part of the True Whig party, […]