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  • On the Shoulders of Giants: Yaa Asantewaa

    On the Shoulders of Giants: Yaa Asantewaa0

    Yaa Asantewaa was born in 1840 in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal District, Ghana. She is widely known for leading the Ashante Rebellion against British colonialism. Yaa was appointed Queen Mother by her brother Nana Akwasi the ruler of Ejisu, an ethnic group in present day Ghana. Akwasi died after a civil war in Ghana in 1888,

  • OTSOG: Elijah McCoy

    OTSOG: Elijah McCoy0

    Elijah McCoy was born to George and Emilia McCoy in Colchester, Ontario, Canada on May 2, 1844. The son of former slaves, he showed an interest in engineering at an early age, taking apart toys and other items, putting them back together, while studying them. His interest was recognized by his parents early, and he