How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more
When Josephine Baker visited Argentina, she asked the biracial health minister Ramon Carilio, “Where are the Negroes?” He responded, “There are only 2 - you & I.” Scholars have long pondered the “disappearance” of people of African descent in Argentina, S. America’s “whitest” nation. A 1973 Ebony article asked, “What happened to Argentina’s African slaves & their mulatto descendants who once outnumbered whites 5 to 1, & who were for 250 years important to the population, which is now 97%…
MARY SMITH PEAKE (1823 - February 22, 1862), a teacher and humanitarian, is best known for having taught children of former slaves under the Emancipation Oak tree On September 17, 1861, the first educational effort on the grounds of what is now Hampton University at Hampton Roads in Virginia. Mary Smith Peake was a free citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
ODV "Ophelia DeVore" The First African American Model in American to start her won Modeling Agency in 1940's She starting modeling in the 30's. She broke down stereostypes of what black was or looked like in the "color blind" Caucasian world of modeling in America back in the 130's & 40's. ODV's Modeling agency was the first one to win the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Queen of the International Award for America with a 'black' model! America took notice of us then.