Wow! Look at this! In 1881, Laura Ingalls had her portrait taken with sisters Carrie and Mary -- perhaps just before Mary went away to the School for the Blind. It was the first photograph they sat for. Ma and Pa saw it as a treasure and a remembrance, the three girls together.
☥ The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia. According to the story, California was an island where only Black women lived. The women were the most powerful women in the world. When Cortez arrived in California, searching for this mythical queen, her influence on him was so severe, he paid tribute to this powerful Black Woman Queen Califia by naming the state after her. California literally means, “the land where Black women live."