Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

January 14, 1956

On January 14, 1956, the New York Amsterdam News published an illustrated historical profile by cartoonist Melvin Tapley.  Tapley's "Our People: Pages from History" profiles ran regularly in the Amsterdam News and this one featured cartoonist and illustrator Bill Riley and Dr. Emily Charlton, the "first Negro woman in Brooklyn, N.Y., to become a licensed podiatrist!"

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  1. NY Amsterdam News - January 14, 1956