1864— Rebecca Lee of Boston was the first black woman physician.
— The New Orleans Tribune, founded by Dr. Louis C. Roudanez, was the first black daily newspaper.
1865— John S. Rock of Massachusetts was the first black lawyer admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Popular quote “Black is Beautiful.” — Patrick Francis Healy was the first black to receive a Ph.D.
1866— Lucy Hobbs was the first black woman to graduate from dental school.
Taking a step towards your future causes you to do something you have never done. First steps are always difficult, but it is also very difficult to keep moving forward. Above are some African American trailblazers that I am sure went through hell so that many of us could have heaven on earth.
I have many discussions with people who are struggling with making moves towards their future. I hope this will empower you to push past your past and live towards you destiny. The Bible says,
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jer. 29:11
The plans God has for me, for you, and for all is to prosper, to have hope, and a future. The names above show us this hope. They show us that our children have a hope. If these people can make it through oppression, depression, segregation, hatred, and suppression and come out as bright as the shining star, we to can grow through our adversity.
It takes letting go of your past and allowing God to prepare your future. You are a champion! God made you that way. Walk it, Talk it, BE it! Let Go, Let God, Let’s Get It!