Opelousas Massacre Occurred On This Date In 1868, Hundreds Of Blacks Slain Over Voting Rights (we cannot forget the injustices that have brought us to today--the people who suffered to protect everyone's right to vote must not ever be forgotten)
On February 24, 1864 Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler graduated from the New England Female Medical College. She was the first African American woman to receive an M.D. in the United States. Her publication of A Book of Medical Discourses in 1883 was one of the first by an African American about medicine.
From Bio.com: Hiram Rhodes Revels was born on September 27, 1827, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Revels was a minister who in 1870 became the first African-American United States senator, representing the state of Mississippi. He served for a year before leaving to become the president of a historically black college. Revels died on January 16, 1901, in Aberdeen, Mississippi.
African American Jockey Horse Racing cabinet card ~ I cannot say for sure, BUT THIS DOES BEAR SOME RESEMBLANCE to JAMES PERKINS, who WON the KENTUCKY DERBY in 1895 at the age of 15. This image probably dates to 1900-1910
Pfc. Luther Woodward, a member of the Fourth Ammunition Company, admires the Bronze Star awarded to him for `his bravery, initiative and battle-cunning.' The award was later upgraded to the Silver Star. April 17, 1945
Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth. Green signed a lifetime contract with the pancake company and her image was used for packaging and billboards.