— L.F. “Skip” Griffin, president of the Afro Association at Harvard, 1969.
"Edison offered Woods a prominent position in the engineering department of Edison Electric Light Company in New York. Woods declined preferring his independence."
after Edison being a dick to Woods and trying to claim ownership of Wood’s invention Edison legit had the audacity to try and make Woods work for him and Woods wasn’t having any of that shit like “fuck you I’m on my own”
John Horse, also known as Juan Caballo, Juan Cavallo, John Cowaya or “Gopher John,” was a black Seminole warrior and military advisor to Osceola. His aliases were the products of different slave owners in Spanish Florida. Born of African and Indian descent, Gopher John was said to be the most successful black freedom fighter of his time. He led his people during the slave uprising of 1850 and led a massive pilgrimage from Florida to Mexico.