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After the Civil War, some former slaves/daughters of former slaves went to a "training school to become wives and mothers" in 1888 in Baton Rouge, LA.

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"We were on our way to California for exhibition games when asked if we could stop off in Chicago and play. I didn't like the idea because George Halas didn't allow any Blacks to play on his team. But I was going to Chicago and Chicago was my home and I couldn't turn it down." - Frederick Douglas Pollard participating in the first ever inter-shade all-star game pressing for integrated competition in professional football in 1922.

Women of Fauberg Treme, New Orleans and their dog. Faubourg Tremé is the oldest black neighborhood in America, and the origin of the southern civil rights movement and the birthplace of jazz.

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-five, 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.

First Black Catholic Bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers - Jet Magazine, May 7, 1953 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

Three women from Guadeloupe, on Ellis Island, about 1910, by Augustus Sherman