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Bruce Davidson, New York, 1962

CultureSOUL: “Don’t Cry When They Lynch Me” New York, 1962 Photo by Bruce Davidson from Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs

Hattie McDaniel biography and accomplishments - 13 black women who’ve changed history: famous black women

Hattie McDaniel biography and accomplishments - 13 black women who’ve changed history: famous black women

First African American Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley http://rogerburnleyvoicestudio.com/

Jamaican-born American chess player Maurice Ashley became the first Black Grandmaster in That same year, he opened the Harlem Chess Center, where he began coaching young chess players

Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!  In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective. http://www.cafepress.com/gkcstore

Truth Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!

October 16, 1859:  Abolitionist John Brown leads 18 men in an attack on the Harpers Ferry armory.  The raid to seize the weapons failed and Brown was captured, tried, and hung.  At his trial, Brown said:  "Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood...with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit; so let it be done!"

October 16, 1859

Abolitionist John Brown leads 18 men in an attack on the Harpers Ferry armory. The raid to seize the weapons failed and Brown was captured, tried, and hung. At his trial, Brown said: “Now,…

Young Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before The Billion-Dollar Empire. https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00A15DISU

A Billionaire Young Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before The Billion-Dollar Empire.

One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt. Over 500 Africans, from 50 different nations with 50 different languages, would wage a fight against U.S. troops and the territorial militias. The revolt was put down by Jan. 11. The leaders were captured, placed on trial and later executed. Their heads were cut off and placed on spikes that stretched over 60 miles.

One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt. Over 500 Africans, from 50 different nations with 50 different languages, would wage a fight against U. troops and the territori

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Sylvester Magee (1841-1971) The man who lived 130 years

Civil War veteran Sylvester Magee lived to be 130 years old . He was likely the last living human being who possessed any firsthand memory of the trials of the Civil War or institutionalized slavery.

Love this 1910 photo of very fashionable ladies. Wish it was in color.  From museumca.org via Pinterest

The six young women in this posed portrait are identified as "The Haymakers". Collection of Oakland Museum of California.

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