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One hour of American slavery is fraught with more misery than ages of that which we rose in rebellion to oppose. by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

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Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

2002 Pulitzer Prize - for Breaking News - Photography by Steve Ludlum, New York Times.

Sherman, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., 1870

WW2 ¥ (1942) U.S.A. Centerville, California. This youngster is awaiting an evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. // Dorothea Lange, 9 May 1942

Family of Slovak Jewess Lili Jacob (her aunt Tauba with her four children) awaiting for a selection at the ramp in Birkenau. During the selection all were send to gas chambers. The transport from the ghetto in Beregszasz in Hungary left on May 17, 1944 and arrived on May 27, 1945. (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives)

Hiroshima’s shadows…

"This photograph intrigues me so much! Why isn’t this the most famous photo from 9/11 instead of the falling man? Isn't two people holding hands after jumping, more significant than 1 man? It makes me wonder what the story is behind this photo... were they friends or lovers, or just strangers who were too afraid to jump alone? It shows that people need a helping hand even in their final moments!"

police mug shots from the 1920s