Little Known Black History Fact: The Fultz Quads were the worlds's first recorded African American identical quadruplets and was born May 23,1946 in REIDSVILLE, NC. Baby Formula company PET jumped on the opportunity to use these little baby girls as endorsements for their product. Interesting story with ultimately a sad ending for these four beauties.

Little Known Black History Fact: The Fultz Quads were the worlds's first recorded African American identical quadruplets and was born May in REIDSVILLE, NC. Baby Formula company PET jumped on the opportunity to use these little baby girls as endors

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

Lucille Baldwin Brown - Maybe the most stylish librarian ever - check out that fascinator! Lucille Baldwin Brown was the first Black public county librarian in Tallahassee, Florida. This photograph is.

Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry! In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective. Click & Listen to performance- Dr. David Anderson is Shields Green! WWW.BlackHistoryBlog.com On iTunes www.AfricanAmericanHistoryClass.com ---------------

Truth Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!

One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt. Over 500 Africans, from 50 different nations with 50 different languages, would wage a fight against U.S. troops and the territorial militias. The revolt was put down by Jan. 11. The leaders were captured, placed on trial and later executed. Their heads were cut off and placed on spikes that stretched over 60 miles.

One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt. Over 500 Africans, from 50 different nations with 50 different languages, would wage a fight against U. troops and the territori

Ethiopian freedom fighters

5 Fascinating Black Hair History Facts You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

Ethiopian Freedom Fighters "Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the Lord. Have not I brought up Israel out of land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Captor, and the Syrians from Kir?

1930s Ghana: A young King Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, King of Asante, 1931- 1970. In 1931, the year of his installation, he imme­diately began to work for the restoration of Asante Confederacy, which was accomplished in 1935. Accordingly his status was raised from that of Kumasihene to Asantehene. This was one of his greatest achievements. During his reign he managed to get large parts of Asante lands, which had been taken over by the British restored to the Golden Stool (more at link).

King of Asante, 1931- 1970

Ghana: A young King Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, King of Asante, 1931 - 1970

HIH Prince Alámayou of Ethiopia (1861-1879) was the son of Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia. After his father’s suicide, the prince was taken to Britain under the care of Captain Tristram Speedy (1836-1911).

Captain Speedy and Déjatch Alámayou - by Cornelius Jabez Hughes, c. 1870 HIH Prince Alámayou of Ethiopia was the son of Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia. After his father’s suicide, the prince was taken to Britain under the care of Captain Tristram Speedy

Zewditu I was Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. The first woman head of an internationally recognized state in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, she was noted for opposing the reforms of Tafari Makonnen (later Emperor Haile Selassie I) and for her strong religious devotion.

Empress Zewditu of the House of Solomon, “Queen of Kings”, Empress of Ethiopia –

Black magician and his assistants. From the book “A True Likeness: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts 1920-1936.” Credit: South Carolina ETV.

"BLACK HOUDINI" African American magician and his assistants. From the book “A True Likeness: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts Credit: South Carolina ETV.

Zumbi dos Palmares was the last of the leaders of the Quilombo (Town built by rebels ex-slaves) dos Palmares , in the present-day state of Alagoas, Brazil

Zumbi Dos Palmares, was the last of the leaders of the Quilombo. A Town built by rebel run away slaves. dos Palmares , is in the present-day state of Alagoas, Brazil.

Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia

Emperor Menelik II of the Ethiopian Empire, leading during the Italian-Ethiopian Wars, helped to maintain Ethiopia's Independence. The father of Ethiopia

Colonel Carmens Amelia Robles, Afro Mexican Woman Leader in the Mexican Revolution

"Colonel Carmen Amelia Robles, Afro Mexican Woman Leader in the Mexican Revolution" Mexico provided a safe haven for black Freedom Seekers. Mexicans fought in their defense to prevent the spread of slavery in what is currently known as Texas.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young. The first African American to attain the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and it's highest ranking African American until the day he died. A true Buffalo Soldier...

The first Black person to attain the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and it's highest ranking Black man until the day he died. A true Buffalo Soldier.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a combination of June and nineteenth (recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in 41 states of the United States).

Juneteenth (aka Emancipation Day) marks the date that slaves in Texas learned that slavery had been abolished - June "Juneteenth" is recognized as a state holiday in 41 states.

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