Blind and Visually Impaired African-American Leaders

Harriet TubmanHere 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. 

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