A young Emmett Till; his death at the hands of white racists helped galvanize the Civil Rights Movement.

A young Emmett Till; his death at the hands of white racists helped galvanize the Civil Rights Movement.Emmett Louis Till was an African-American teenager who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of after reportedly flirting with a white woman.

Thank you sir, for not only recognizing but for restoring faith in humanity.

It's not a black thing, or white or whatever. This is one of many girls and woman who are raped then silenced.

This is a black woman who was not served justice. This is how America treats black people. This is one of many girls and woman who are raped then silenced.

Seven year old Dorothy Dandridge on the right. She’s pictured her with her sister Vivian, mother Ruby (upper left), and her mother’s “companion…” Geneva Williams.

Seven year old Dorothy Dandridge on the right. She’s pictured her with her sister Vivian, mother Ruby (upper left), and her mother’s 'friend' Geneva Williams.

Legit crying.....she is close to the age of my mom.....

That means all those kids screaming and throwing things at her are still alive and kicking. They teach history like it happened a million years ago

George "Chicken George" Lea was born about 1806, in North Carolina, the child of Thomas and Kizzy. He married Matilda McGregor Murray in August 1827 in Caswell County, North Carolina. They had seven children during their marriage. He died in 1890 in Henning, Tennessee, having lived a long life of 84 years, and was buried there.

Historical portrait of 'Chicken George', author Alex Haley's ancestor, who was played by Ben Vereen in the 1977 TV miniseries "Roots".

via Kiere Dockery in ‎The Extraordinary Journey of a Black Nerd Group still relevant today

Jim Perry (1858–1918) was an African American cowboy and top hand, the highest-ranked cowboy on the three million-acre XIT Ranch Texas. Perry established himself as an expert roper, rider, bronc buster, cook, and musician.

Jim Perry an African American cowboy and top hand; was the highest-ranked cowboy on a 3 million acre XIT ranch in Texas. Perry established himself as an expert roper, rider, bronc buster, cook, and musician.

Roots cast members....

Roots cast members....

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