The Real Betty Boop: Ms. Esther Jones aka Baby Esther was an African-American singer & entertainer of the late She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Jones’ singing style was the inspiration for Betty Boop.
FAMILY Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians
A huge number of the "cowboys" driving herds to the railheads in Kansas were Native Americans. And some runaway slaves and ex-slaves were adopted into the tribes in the Oklahoma territory. But western movies don't tell you that.
Elizabeth Ann Grier, the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia. She was an emancipated slave who alternated every year of her medical education with a year of picking cotton in order to pay for her training.
Singer Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, June 1968 and one of Time's most popular covers. Time a popular magazine and I just thought about TIME, thought about the Queen of Soul, this illustration brought music and magazine together.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day, Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also a suffragist who worked for black women to have the same rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early century.
Saint Elmo Brady First African American Ph. in chemistry in U., earned in 1916 from University of Illinois. He taught at Tuskegee, Fisk, Howard First African American admitted to Phi Lambda Upsilon, Chemistry Honor Society.
trebled-negrita-princess: “deenoverdami: “essentialisinvisible: “Black man drinking at white only fountain, ca 1964 – by Cecil Williams. ” Yall act like racism ended thousands of years ago. But my dad is older than this damn picture. ” Not a single.
The first Statue of Liberty given to the the US by France was a black woman that the US turned down so the French made another which is the current in NY Harbor. This is Black Lady Liberty, also made by the French, on the Island of St Martin.