Lucie Johnson Scruggs
Lucie Johnson Scruggs was born into slavery and became a writer and educator.
Miss Martha B. Briggs
Martha B. Briggs taught former slaves to read and write, was a principal at Anthony Bowen Elementary School, and later trained teachers at Howard University.
Notable African American women whom Dr. Lawson A. Scruggs lauded in his book, "Women of Distinction: Remarkable in Works and Invincible in Character."