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Black history

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Anala Beevers, 5, is a genius with 145+ IQ. Multicultural News Weekly, Feb 25, 2014. “When she was born I’d say the ABCs to her & she would mouth them with me,” says mom Sabrina Beevers. “By 10 mo. she could identify & point to each letter I’d say, before she could even talk.” By 18 mo. Anala recited numbers in Spanish & English. By her fifth birthday in Feb. 2014, she could name every U.S. state & capital. See YouTube clips of Anala naming capitals of countries worldwide.

MARTHA ANN RICKS, born a Slave, in TN, about 1817. At 13, she and her family were returned to Africa by the Tennessee Colonization Society who felt free blacks should not be allowed to remain in N. America. Inspired by Queen Victoria’s stance on Slavery, Ricks was determined to make a quilt for the Queen. Over twenty five years, she worked on the cotton silk quilt. At age 76, she sailed to England and was presented at court on July 16, 1892, presenting her quilt to the Queen.

Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball

Slaves in the Family

Born in Kent County, Delaware in 1808, Samuel Burris was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping enslaved people escape to freedom. He was captured and tried in Dover, Delaware, on a charge of aiding runaways and sentenced to be sold as a slave. Wilmington abolitionist Isaac Flint, disguised as a slave trader, bought Burris at auction and helped him return to freedom and his family in Philadelphia.

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Sir Adeniji-Adele II, Oba of Lagos, 1920, by Bassano

ca. 1860-70’s, [carte de visite portrait of a casually posed gentleman, escaped from slavery. Inscription on verso reads “Lewis, who came from the south with Langhorn 1863”], D. Hinkle via Cowan’s Auctions

Historical Indulgences

Removing the matte that originally encircled the portrait of the child revealed the lovely hidden mother, unseen since the day of framing.

"The Haymakers". July 22, 1910. African American women. At that time, middle-class Black women who were supported by their husbands and did not have to work were generally very socially and politically active, whether fighting for Blacks' civil rights or organizing to keep the Black community together.

Portrait of six generations of African American women, Selma, AL, 1893. A strong history of African American Women.

Black American World War I soldier holding a U.S. model Enfield rifle (c. 1917) .

African American children posed for Porch Portrait in Georgia in 1899

Portrait of An African American Girl Taken Between 1870 and 1900

Beautiful portrait of African American young woman. c. 1890

Unidentified woman, [ca. 1890]

African American Group Portrait by Black History Album

They HAD to be players! Williams & Walker Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 1904

Portrait of a group of young ladies, ca. 1880 Part of the Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Manuscript Library

Saartji Baartman from Southern Africa was cruelly exploited in Europe. She became known as the "Hottentot Venus". Her body was displayed like an animal and mutilated after death to examine and differentiate the white and black races.

long before English settlers arrived at Jamestown, Va., in 1607, African kingdoms were a lot more sophisticated and highly organized, and those kingdoms' relations to European visitors and to their monarchs back home much more complicated than we have been led to believe. And, indeed, the flow of contact between Europe and Africa was in both directions.

Robert L. Johnson was born on April 8, 1946, in Hickory, Mississippi. Johnson founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 1979 with his wife, Sheila. He became the first African-American billionaire after selling the network to Viacom in 2001. Johnson has since started a new business, the RLJ Companies, and has invested in an NBA team, a film company, and political causes and campaigns

Robert L. Johnson Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story

1899 gorgeous

Deborah Rertwick fired for refusing to cut her afro

sheila johnson model

Breaking the law


The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen