Bessie Blount Griffin (1914-2009)

Black History Month Bessie Blount Griffin (1914-2009) Bessie Blount was born in Hickory, Virginia in 1914. She moved from Virginia to New Jersey where she studied to be a physical therapist at the Panzar College of Physical Education and at Union Junior College and then furthered her training as a physical therapist in Chicago. After … Continue reading Bessie Blount Griffin (1914-2009)


Angela Glover Blackwell

Black History Month Angela Glover Blackwell Angela Glover Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer, started PolicyLink in 1999 and continues to drive its mission of advancing economic and social equity. Under Angela’s leadership, PolicyLink has become a leading voice in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities … Continue reading Angela Glover Blackwell

Diane Nash

Black History Month Diane Nash Born in 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, Nash left Chicago to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., but transferred a year later to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in English. Diane Nash was a member of the infamous Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) … Continue reading Diane Nash