Category Archives: Uncategorized

Bessie Blount Griffin

Harmar celebrates Black History. Throughout February, we’ll be shining a spotlight on pioneers, innovators, difference makers, and history shakers that have shaped our world. For our first post, we thought it fitting to celebrate a Black American that helped lift the lives of people with disabilities. Bessie Blount Griffin was a pioneering physical therapist, inventor, […]

Bessie Coleman

Harmar celebrates Black History. Throughout February, we’ll be shining a spotlight on pioneers, innovators, difference makers, and history shakers that have shaped our world. Bessie Coleman, born in Atlanta, Texas, in 1892, is the first African-American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Throughout her childhood, Bessie established herself as an outstanding student and was able […]

Harriet Tubman

Harmar celebrates Black History. Throughout February, we’ll be shining a spotlight on pioneers, innovators, difference makers, and history shakers that have shaped our world. Harriet Tubman is one of the most well known and most celebrated luminaries of Black History. A world-renowned abolitionist, Ms. Tubman is most famous for her Underground Railroad that helped scores […]

Johnnie Lacy

Harmar celebrates Black History. Throughout February, we’ll be shining a spotlight on pioneers, innovators, difference makers, and history shakers that have shaped our world. Johnnie Lacy, called by some a “Social Justice Pioneer” was a powerful ally and activist in the disabled community. Born in Arkansas in 1937, Ms. Lacy spent her early years in […]

Herman Branson

Harmar celebrates Black History. Throughout February, we’ll be shining a spotlight on pioneers, innovators, difference makers, and history shakers that have shaped our world. Herman Branson was a pioneering biophysicist whose early work lead to a critical discovery in molecular structures. Born in Virginia in 1914, Dr. Branson would earn a Bachelor of Science degree […]

Rachel Carson

Harmar celebrates Women’s History Month. Throughout March, we’ll feature the strong, principled, courageous, and visionary women that have given of themselves to make a difference in the world. Rachel Louise Carson was a scientist and author who would go on to become a conservationist and work to change America’s interaction with the natural world. Born […]

Rose Schneiderman

Harmar celebrates Women’s History Month. Throughout March, we’ll feature the strong, principled, courageous, and visionary women that have given of themselves to make a difference in the world. Born in 1882 and an immigrant to the United States in 1890, Rose Schneiderman would become one of the most important voices in the United States for […]

Judith Heumann

Harmar celebrates Women’s History Month. Throughout March, we’ll feature the strong, principled, courageous, and visionary women that have given of themselves to make a difference in the world. Brought to prominence again recently due to the award-winning documentary “Crip Camp“, Judith Heumann has been committed to the advocacy of – and fighting for – disabled […]

Lewis Howard Latimer

Harmar celebrates Black History. Throughout February, we’ll be shining a spotlight on pioneers, innovators, difference makers, and history shakers that have shaped our world. Veteran. Inventor. Author. Whether you realize it or not, Lewis Howard Latimer helps shine a light on you every day. Latimer was born in 1848, in Chelsea, MA, to parents that […]

Eugene James “Jacques” Ballard

Harmar celebrates Black History. Throughout February, we’ll be shining a spotlight on pioneers, innovators, difference makers, and history shakers that have shaped our world. Eugene James Bullard, the first African American combat pilot in history, was born in Georgia in 1895. The 7th of 10 children, Bullard ran away from home when he was just […]