Sarah Lee Brown FlemingSarah Lee Brown Fleming (January 10, 1876 – January 5, 1963) was an American educator, social and community activist, playwright, poet, novelist, and the first African-American teacher in the Brooklyn school system.
Her most notable published work is the novel ''[https://www.amazon.com/Sarah-Lee-Brown-Fleming/e/B001KIBNK2 Hope's Highway]'' (1918) and ''[https://www.amazon.com/Sarah-Lee-Brown-Fleming/e/B001KIBNK2 Clouds and Sunshine]'' (1920).
She was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and grew up in Brooklyn. Growing up, she had aspirations to become a schoolteacher but her father thought the only job viable for her was domestic work. Despite her parents’ sentiments, she went on to become the first black schoolteacher in the Brooklyn School system. Provided by Wikipedia