Posted on September 24, 2020September 25, 2020 by ChristiGizmo/Mesa “Faces of America” Week Three Wow, three weeks already! Fall is upon us and the decorations are festive. May our hearts rejoice in the bounty and privilege we have in this beautiful country in which we live. Mesa, Gizmo, and their brood Sojourner Truth “Journey” 2# 9 oz Sable Longtail Female.An abolitionist and women’s rights activist who won her son’s freedom as the first black woman to succeed in court against a white man. Rosa Parks “Rosa” 2# 5 oz Tri-color Longtail FemaleNamed by Congress as “the first lady of civil rights and the mother of the freedom movement”. She is most well known for refusing to give her seat on the bus in Montgomery Alabama to a white passenger. Katherine Johnson “Katherine” 2# 11oz Tri-color Longtail Female.One of three black students to be the first to integrate West Virginia’s graduate school. After much work at NASA went on to supply the calculations necessary to link the Apollo Lunar Module with the lunar orbiting Command and Service Module. Sacagawea 2# 5oz Sable Bob-tail FemaleHer vast knowledge and ingenuity was the saving grace of Lewis & Clark’s expedition. Clara Barton “Clara” 2# 12 oz Sable Bobtail FemaleA hospital nurse during the Civil war who went on to be the founder and first president of the Red Cross.. Mary Musgrove “Mary” 2# 4oz Sable Longtail FemaleA pivotal biracial English/Native American woman that used her mixed heritage and language skills to help negotiate between Native American and English communities in Colonial Georgia. Booker T. Washington “Booker” 2# 11 oz Sable Bob-tail MaleLast of a generation of Black American leaders born into slavery that was the voice of the former slaves and their descendants. He served as advisor to multiple presidents of the US and was an educator, author and orator. Abigail Adams “Abigail” 2# 10oz Sable Longtail FemaleAbigail is sometimes considered to be a founder of the United States of America due to her vast written interchange on government and politics in her copious letters to her husband, the second president of the United States, John Adams and mother of later president John Quincy Adams. Harriet Tubman “Harriet” 2# 9oz Tri-color Longtail FemaleAn escaped American slave who worked as an abolitionist freeing approximately 70 slaves through the Underground Railroad. Pocahontas Sable 2# 10 oz Bob-tail FemalePocahontas and her people were instrumental in helping the people of Jamestown establish as a colony. William Bradford “Bradford” 3# 5oz Sable Longtail MaleBradford was one of the framers of the historic Mayflower Compact, a set of rules for self-governance established by the English settlers. Bradford knew life without laws could prove catastrophic and to ensure a functioning social structure for society his leadership was instrumental in forming the precursor of a government for the people and by the people. Chief Joseph “Chief” 2# 12 oz Sable Longtail MaleThe Nez Perce chief who replied “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever” as his dilapidated tribe of mostly women and children surrendered to the U.S. Calvary. Chief Joseph lead one of the most noted trails of battle. For three months the Nez Perce out maneuvered the US Calvary traveling over 1,170 miles and ending only 40 miles from the Canadian Border. Easier said than done! Rosa, Sacagewea, Abigail, Mary, Bradford, Clara, Chief, Harriet, Katherine, Pocahontas, Booker,and Journey.