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"African slave in Brazil" her hair is gorgeous!

"African slave in Brazil" also labeled as "Girl from Salvador 1869" on wiki.healthhaven.... via FlyGirls

MY NAME IS MISS MAGGIE WALKER The daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank. She also founded a newspaper and a department store called “Saint Luke’s Emporium.”

Vintage strong woman

Comanche Woman and Child by Wisconsin Historical Images, via Flickr

This woman does not look like one to be trifled with. We don't know her name, but she was a Police Matron in the 1880s, in charge of the women's portion of the jail.

Betrayed by the husband of the woman hiding her, she was murdered along with her little sister Leana in Auschwitz-Birkenau.