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Slavery made the US wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

Slavery made the US wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

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from Brit + Co

30 Black Fashion Icons Who Will Inspire Your Style Game

Ophelia DeVore (August 12,1922 - February 28, 2014) was the first African-American model in the United States. In 1946, she helped establish the Grace Del Marco Agency, one of the first modeling agencies in America.

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A first look inside the Smithsonian’s African American museum: Stunning views, grand scale - National Museum of African American History and Culture, Opens Sept. 24, 2016

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from About.com Travel

All About the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian African American History Museum

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Update: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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A gifted sculptor, Florida-born Augusta Savage fought poverty, racism and sexism to become a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the period of African-American cultural outpouring in New York City during the 1920s and '30s. Her extraordinary talent opened many doors that led to her becoming one of the most influential black teachers of her time and a strong voice for civil rights for blacks.

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I remember reading this as a little girl, and loving my skin. definitely a must have for any girl, but especially african americans!!

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The first black Miss USA Carol_Ann-Marie_Gist . It is not Kenya Moore as she likes to state.

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