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Vintage African American Photos

I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. Muhammad Ali

Portrait of unidentified WWI soldier, ca. 1917. He is holding a U.S. model 1917 Enfield rifle. Although this great nation has not always been there for us, we have always been there for our nation.

These are fugitives slave escaping to the NORTH - 1860

Lets be clear. There is no such person as a slave, ex-slave, or children of slaves. We were ENSLAVED. There is a great difference. Referring to our ancestors as slaves implies that this was something that they simply were. Enslavement is imposed. SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (14) of cotton pickers in Florida.

Liberated slaves were treated as contraband or captured property at this time. The confiscation act of 1861 allowed seizing Confederate property but did not clarify the fate of captured slaves. One Union general gained notoriety for general order No. 11 which freed all slaves in areas under his control. President Lincoln countermanded this order amid concerns of the political consequences in four slave holding border states that remained in the Union.

Clark Doll Test, 1940s. The Clarks gave black children in integrated and segregated schools two dolls that differed only in skin color. The black children consistently said the white doll was prettier, better, and the one they wanted to play with. In 2006 Kiri Davis did the experiment over again, with the same results.

Civil Rights: The Surge Forward: 1954-1960

family time, nyc, 1936

Иногда это корабль, а иногда это вроде несчастного случая -

Ruby Dee (born 27 October 1924) is an Academy Award nominated American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were

"Kimi Seymour, 27, of New Orleans, takes a break along Interstate 10 as she walked along the highway on Sept. 1, 2005. Seymour was displaced from her New Orleans home by Hurricane Katrina. This photo was included in the winning entry of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. Photo: Irwin Thompson"

Five years after Katrina