On the Shoulders of Giants: Elijah McCoy

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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 Read more

On the Shoulders of Giants: NaNa Yaa Asantewaa

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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 Read more