BROOK KELLER AND KENDALL MCINTYRE, students in the Baker College Occupational Therapy Assistant program, can be seen with their Black History Month exhibit, which featured five African American women who were instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement. The group also consisted of students Brenna Casey, Brianna Swanson and Ashley Lamoreaux, who are not shown.
The five women highlighted were Bessie Coleman, the first woman of African American decent to hold a pilot license; Cathay Williams, the first woman known to have enlisted in the U.S. Army; and Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African American woman physician. Also featured was Fannie Lou Hamer, who is best known for her quote, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,” and was one of the more notable leaders of the civil rights and women’s rights movements; and Claudette Colvin, who was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger nine months before Rosa Parks becme famous for the same action.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)