Blind and Visually Impaired African-American LeadersHere are some African-American leaders who happen to be blind or visually impaired:
- Harriet Tubman: She pioneered the Underground Railroad and freed over 300 slaves.
- Dr. William Townsend: He was the first licensed black optometrist and a Civil Rights leader in Arkansas
- Martha Louise Morrow Fox: She taught at Piney Woods Country Life School, the first school in Mississippi that taught Black blind students.
- Haben Girma: She was the first deafblind student to attend and graduate from Harvard Law School.
Celebrating Black History Month | Blind and Visually Impaired Leaders in History and Today
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