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Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.

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Black History Fact of the Week: Mary Jane Patterson of Raleigh, NC became the first African American woman to receive a Bachelors Degree in 1862 when she graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio. After her degree she taught in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. before becoming the first African American principal of Preparatory High School for Negroes (Dunbar High School) in Washington, D.C. in 1871.

Richmond Slaves

Richmond Slaves

Mothers recently freed from slavery. 19th century.

Dr. Georgia E.L. Patton (1864-1900), Memphis,Tn: Ex- Slave & The First Licensed Black Woman Doctor in the state of Tennessee

ELIZABETH PROCTOR THOMAS "Aunt Betty" (1821-1917), was a free black woman, farmer and landowner in Brightwood in Washington, District of Columbia. In Sept. 1861, Union troops took her land destroying her home, to build Fort Stevens. According to Thomas, as soldiers removed her belongings, a tall, slender man dressed in black approached her and said, “It is hard, but you shall reap a great reward.” The man was President Lincoln. After the Civil War, she remained the owner of portions of the fort.

Aunt Betty's Story Marker

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Instructor Gloria Hixon conducting Zoology class at Howard University.

Mme. Abomah "the tallest lady in the world." She was a businesswoman, performer, and had various jobs, but, my goodness, in every photo she has the bearing of an empress

Ethelyn Mildred Taylor Chisum (1895-1983) was a black teacher and administrator. She was born in Dallas on June 9, 1895. After graduating from Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College in 1913, she taught in the public schools in Texas (1916–23). She served as president of the Dallas Teachers Council, an affiliate of the National Education Association, from 1948-1958 and as an advisor to the council from 1959-1965. She was the NEA membership chairwoman for North Texas from 1955-1960.

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.

Henrietta Vinton Davis was perhaps the most prominent African-American actress of the 19th century. She toured and gave performances around the States, reciting pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among others. She gave up acting in 1919 to work for Marcus Garvey’s African Communities League, establishing delegations in Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, and Liberia

Lt.(jg.) Harriet Ida Pickens and Ens. Frances Wills, first Negro Waves to be commissioned. They were members of the final graduating class at Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) Northampton, MA." December 21, 1944.

Pictures of African Americans During World War II

Pioneering Black female lawyer Charlotte E. Ray achieved her historic feat 1872, becoming just the third woman ever admitted to practice law in the country at the time. Ray was also the first woman admitted to practice law in the nation’s capital and the first woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court.

This Day in Black History: Feb. 27, 1872

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. [However, there is an African American community in North Carolina that is said to be the oldest African American community in America; without proper research, the True oldest African American community may not really be known, yet.]

Quvenzhané Wallis is the first African American child actor to earn an Oscar nomination, and the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination.

Lenora Branch Fulani the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states receiving more votes for President in a U.S. general election than any other woman in history.

The Feminine Effect On Presidential Politics

Flora Stewart, who had her portrait taken the year before her death in 1868, was a house slave in New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War.

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21-year-old Oprah Winfrey interviewing Jesse Jackson, 1975

Oprah: 'What I Wish I Knew At 21'

Valerie Thomas is an African-American Physicist and Mathematician. She is the inventor of the Illusion Transmitter (improving television screen) as well as a lead project manager for one of NASA’s most utilized technologies - Landsat satellite series, which serve the purpose of capturing images from outer space and transmit them back to NASA for analyzing.

African American Women Military Service. A Group of Red Cross Nurses on duty as the base hospital at Camp Grant, Illinois. (Scott, 1919)

BSRM - African American Women and the Military

1960s: Joan Dorsey was the first African-American flight attendant hired to work for American Airlines.

BFF 1930s

Emily Perez, the highest-ranking black and Hispanic female cadet in corps' history. Perez, 23, was buried at West Point military academy Sept. 26, 2006 two weeks after she was killed by a bomb in Iraq

Fallen warriors honored at West Point