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ca. 1616 Lucy Harrington (National Portrait Gallery, London UK). Court dress in 1603 was based on the wheel farthingale; in 1616 court dress is based on a hooped skirt with a conical shape maybe from a plain farthingale.


Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was the richest African American in the United States during the early 1800’s. At the age of 19, he sued the Massachusetts courts for the right to vote stating that taxation without representation should be illegal. He built on his own farm, New Bedford’s only school for the children of “free Negroes” and personally sponsored their teachers.


Chenies Manor, Buckinghamshire - Owned by the Cheyne family who were granted the manorial rights in 1180.The semi-fortified brick manor house which forms the core of the present day structure was built by Sir John Cheyne in approximately 1460. Both Henry VIII & Queen Elizabeth I visited the house on numerous occasions accompanied by their Courts. The original manor house was extended in the 16th century by John Russell, later 1st Earl of Bedford, to whom the property passed through…

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Punch-Drunk Love

Maison Premiere Oyster Bar with old-school cocktails and back patio - 298 Bedford Ave. (between S. First and Grand sts.), Williamsburg Brooklyn


Black Business History: An Entrepreneurial Time Line -Whether freed or enslaved, blacks in American history showed an entrepreneurial spirit. Take a look at the businessmen and businesswomen who paved the way for today's African-American billionaire entrepreneurs, CEOs and corporate executives.