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Tender photo! “A French - speaking Louisiana Black Man and his grandchild.” 1910 Source: "The Negro (Black Man) in the New World" by Sir Harry H. Johnston

Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 on a Delta, Louisiana plantation, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into one of the twentieth century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs.

Captain Edward Camden put on his Civil War veteran's uniform and tried to register for the draft on the first day of World War I. April 1917 It doesn't get much better than this.

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Hose Company No. 4 | 1919 by Black History Album, via Flickr

"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.

Macon Allen was the first African American to graduate was the first African American licensed to practice law in the United States, in Maine in 1844. He is also believed to be the first to hold a judicial position.

Charbonnet Family, Mother & Son | Faubourg Treme, New Orleans

A medicine man of the Blood tribe standing in front of a teepee, Alberta, Canada, 1912. #First_Nations_Peoples #vintage #Canada

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