YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK! Thirteen year old with triple major at the top all boys HBCU- Morehouse College- At thirteen years of age, Stephen Stafford is causing quite a stir at Morehouse College. Stafford has a triple major in pre-med, math and computer science. Though he loves playing video games and playing his drum set, he is no typical teenager.
Hattie Leeper was just a teenager working odd jobs at WGIV-AM when she became the first African-American woman on Charlotte radio in the 1950’s. She was known as “Chatty Hattie,” to an integrated Charlotte audience during her years as the top-rated disc jockey at WGIV. Leeper’s interest in radio beg...Hattie Leeper was just a teenager working odd jobs at WGIV-AM when she became the first African-American woman on Charlotte radio in the 1950’s. She was known as “Chatty Hattie,” to an…
The Scottsboro Boys were nine Black teenage boys (the youngest was 13 and the oldest was 19) accused of rape in Alabama in 1931. The landmark set of legal cases from this incident dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial. The case included a frameup, an all-White jury, rushed trials, an attempted lynching, an angry mob, and is an example of an overall miscarriage of justice.
In the 1860s, shortly after the Civil War, a black teenager from Muscatine, Iowa tried to enroll in the local high school, she was denied admission because of her color. Her father sued and won. And when the school board challenged the decision in the Iowa Supreme Court, he won again. Because of those actions, Iowa's schools were desegregated more than 85 years before the rest of the nation officially outlawed school segregation. (There is much more info online).