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Madame Vice President: Minnie Brown (taken at White Studios, NY, “She was an actress and singer, and a member of the Williams Walker Vaudevillian troupe. In 1920 she served as vice president for the National Association of Negro Musicians.

U.K. Industrial Revolution, XIX century. Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Britain's child slaves: They started at lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. - Childhood and Child Labour in The British Industrial Revolution by Professor Jane Humphries

Four African American children, probably three girls and one boy, pose in a living room next to a piano in white dresses. c1910

Four African American children, probably three girls and one boy, pose in a living room next to a piano in white dresses. Want to know more about Black History ?

. #BHM2013: Zeta Phi Beta Soror Ethelyn Taylor Chisum was a renowned Dallas educator and school counselor. Along with her membership in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, she was also a member of the Priscilla Art Club, which was the oldest club for African American women in Dallas.

Ethelyn Taylor Chisum was a renowned Dallas educator and school counselor. Along with her membership in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, she was also a member of the Priscilla Art Club, which was the oldest club for African American women in Dallas.

Mother and child, circa 1890s.  How often do you see photos like this of well-off black family before the turn of the century? And dark-skinned too!

Nov 1894 - Mother and child, circa How often do you see photos like this of well-off black family before the turn of the century? And dark-skinned too! Jamaica let us NEVER forget.

Portrait of Captain T. Shorey and family, Oakland, CA 1898 #black_history #african_american

William T. Shorey – was a century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the and

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The Melungeons ) are a mixed-race people in America who live in the Appalachian mountains where Tennessee meets Virginia meets Kentucky. In the French traders said they looked like Moors.

Lydia Kamakaʻeha Pākī, the future Queen Liliuokalani, in her youth. Honolulu, Hawaii, 1850s.    Source: Hawaii State Archives

Lydia Kamakaʻeha Pākī, the future Queen Liliuokalani and the last ruler of Hawaii in her youth possibly at Royal School,

Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August 18th, 1944: Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.  During the middle ages, this mark of shame, denuding a woman of what was supposed to be her most seductive feature, was commonly a punishment for adultery. Shaving women's heads as a mark of retribution and humiliation was reintroduced in the 20th century and was widespread post WW2.

Such retaliation only perpetuates evil. Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.

Maggie Walker first african american president of a bank 1903

A young “Miss Maggie” Walker, the daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank. She also founded a newspaper and a department store called “Saint Luke’s Emporium.

Beautiful portrait of Sally Heming, who was not only the Mother of 6 of Jefferson's children, but ALSO the half sister to Jefferson's white wife! (1773-1835). There are - of course - no photographs from that era. This painting was made from verbal descriptions of her.

Study doubts claims Thomas Jefferson fathered his slave Sally Heming's son.They think that his brother fathered her son.

Black Man Daughter Girls 1800s Vintage African American Photo

PROUD BLACK MAN & DAUGHTER GIRLS! 1800s VINTAGE AFRICAN AMERICAN PHOTO

Black Man Daughter Girls Vintage African American Photo---I placed them on this board due to the dignity on their faces and their attire.

...the French army reported that the Amazons in the Dahomean army were "a fearsome sight, barefoot and bristling with clubs and knives. A few, known as Reapers, are armed with gleaming three-foot-long straight razors, each wielded two-handed and capable of slicing a man clean in two."

Fighting-women of the Fon (Dahomey people) held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King

Klara Hitler.  The mother of Adolf Hitler, Klara was a mild, loving mother and wife who did all she could to make Adolf's early life as easy and carefree as possible.  In return, she seems to be one of the few people Hitler genuinely loved.  She died while Hitler was still in his teens,

Klara Hitler, mother of Adolph Hitler was a kind and gentle soul, by all accounts. She died while he was still in his teens, thereby saving herself the agony of watching his descent into madness and murder.

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas @ The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

mixedfreckle: “African American and Native American families and lives. IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas “Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has.

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