Amanda Berry Smith was born enslaved January 23, 1837. Smith became well known for her beautiful voice and evangelized throughout the South and the West. In 1876, she was invited to speak and sing in England and ended up staying for a year and a half conducting religious services. After her return to the United States, she founded the Amanda Smith Orphan’s Home for African American children in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

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JUN 7 1972 Views Husband's Grave-- Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of John F. Kennedy, stands in front of the grave of the former President at Arlington National Cemetery. Jackie joined others of the Kennedy family in a mass on the fourth anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy. 1972

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On November 22, 1963 - President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy arrive at the Love Field airport in Dallas.

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One of the last photos of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. After a diagnosis of cancer in January 1994, she died in New York City on May 19 that same year. She was interred next to her first husband, President John F. Kennedy, and two infant children, a daughter, Arabella, stillborn in 1956, and a son, Patrick, born in 1963, who lived only two days, in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Kennedy family

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Chorus Girls on the set of Becky, 1927, Costume design by Clement Andre-Ani

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Fabulous 1920's vintage photo. Model may be Marion Davies, but I can't be sure as there is no information about the photo on the source page.

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1920s. I've always wondered what life was like then. Were the parties as fabulous as Gatsby portrays.

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1925 gown

Louise Brooks

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A group of high school flapper girls pose for formal portrait, ca. 1925.

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Little known #BlackHerstory fact: Born into slavery in 1834, Nancy Green became the advertising world's first living trademark as Aunt Jemima. While working as a domestic in Chicago, Green was contracted in 1893 at age 59 to portray a happy cook to promote a pancake recipe by Pearl Milling Co and Aunt Jemima was born. Green signed a lifetime contract that allowed her likeness to be used for packaging and billboards.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' casket is taken from the funeral home.

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African American History / Black History. The Crisis at Central High - On the morning of September 23, 1957 nine African-American teenagers stood up to an angry crowd protesting integration in front of Little Rock's Central High as they entered the school for the first time. This event, broadcast around the world, made Little Rock the site of the first important test of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision.

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Elizabeth Eckford Sept. 23, 1957 The Little Rock nine Little Rock Central High School

Elizabeth Eckford | Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era

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Watching the Apollo 11 launch, July 16, 1969 will never forget

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john and carolyn...so happy

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Mary Todd Lincoln met Abraham Lincoln while staying with her sister in Springfield, IL, but she came from a wealthy family in Kentucky. Her family was symbolic of the country as a whole. While her husband was President of the United States, Mary Lincoln's brother George and her half-brothers Alexander, David and Samuel all fought in the Confederate Army. Alexander was killed at Baton Rouge. Samuel was killed in the Battle of Shiloh. David was wounded at Vicksburg.

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*LIFE MAGAZINE

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I.N.K.: December 2008

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Jackie and John John.

Lily Lemontree: STYLE ICON :: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

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Clark Gable, Captain, US Army Air Corps. Although beyond draft age, he enlisted & attended Officers' Candidate School, graduating as a 2nd lieutenant. He then attended aerial gunnery school & in Feb. 1943, went to England to make a recruiting film. He was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group & flew 5 combat missions. Hilter favored Gable above all other actors & offered a sizable reward to anyone who could capture & bring Gable to him unscathed.

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Stan Laurel (1890-1965) & Oliver Hardy (1892-1957)

Get me a bromide and put some gin in it. : Photo

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Ernest Hemingway

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Walt Disney

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Elizabeth Taylor~ one of the prettiest faces ever

Will you serve the nuts?

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