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The GULLAH/GEECHEE preserved more of their African cultural heritage than any other group of African Americans. The English spoken by the Gullah slaves was greatly influenced by their native languages of the Fante, Ga, Kikongo, Kimbundu, Mandinka, Twi, Ewe, Ibo and Yorba.

Black Woman in Precolonial Africa

Basquiat (1996) Julian Schnabel

Attorney at law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893.

28 of history's most fascinating photos

♥︎♥︎♥︎ Icon, Nelson Mandela I think this is the most iconic and powerful portrait i have seen. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

Edna Lewis (b.1916 - d.2006) was an African-American chef and author best known for her books on traditional Southern cuisine. She was one of eight children. Her cookbooks include The Edna Lewis Cookbook (1972). This was followed by The Taste of Country Cooking in 1976, considered a classic study of Southern cooking. She co-founded the Society for the Revival and Preservation of Southern Food, a precursor to the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA). She died in Decatur, Georgia in 2006, aged 89.

JOSH TARBUTTON, age 100, EX-SLAVE, in Walthall County. (1930's WPA photograph, courtesy Mississippi Department of Archives and History.)

Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis

Medicine Show Performer by Ben Shahn in 1935, is an odd image of an African American man in black face preparing for a medicine show in Huntingdon, Tennessee. What a powerful and amazing photograph.

Patsy Cline with Faron Young

Diego Rivera and Frida

Kirby Kendrick's Art Blog

Ellen Holly, the first African American to star in a daytime series(One LIfe to Live, 1968).

Jim Beckwourth was an African American who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. Although there were people of many races and nationalities on the frontier, Beckwourth was the only African American who recorded his life story, and his adventures took him from the everglades of Florida to the Pacific Ocean and from southern Canada to northern Mexico.

Jim Beckwurth, Black Frontiersman