Bessie Smith


Ever heard about the president who annexed Texas? The Native American who invented an alphabet? The king of Rock-n-Roll? The Emperess of the Blues? The suffragette who helped put the movement over the top? A heroic female aviator from World War II? The businessman who created the modern day grocery store? 
Admiral Farragut
How about the only man to ever take three companies to the New York Stock Exchange? One of the most celebrated Olympians ever? The president who tried to run the country after the Civil War? The South's first African-American millionaire? The first admiral in the U.S. Navy?

Whether you have to write a report on a famous Tennessean or not, you've come to the right place. We’ve got the scoop on such great Tennesseans as David Crockett and Nancy Ward; Andrew Jackson and Sequoyah; Cordell Hull and Richard Henry Boyd; James Napier and Alvin C. York. We’ll tell you about their life and times and we’ll show you what they look like.
1) Bessie Smith -- Carl Van Vechten
2) David Farragut -- Library of Congress
3) Sequoyah -- Painting by Charles Banks Wilson