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"Mujer criolla y criadas" by Agostino Brunias. (Racial and Social Classes in colonial Saint-Domingue (Haiti).

"Mujer criolla y criadas" by Agostino Brunias. (Racial and Social Classes in colonial Saint-Domingue (Haiti).

African American art - Jean-Étienne Liotard, Portrait of a Young Woman, late 18th century

African American art - Jean-Étienne Liotard, Portrait of a Young Woman, late 18th century

Off the shores of Alexandria, the city of Alexander the Great, lies what is believed to be the ruins of the royal quarters of Cleopatra. A team of marine archaeologists led by Frenchman Franck Goddio made excavations on this ancient city from where Cleopatra, the last queen of the Ptolemies, ruled Egypt. Historians believe this site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves more than 1,600 years ago.

7 Most Fascinating Underwater Ruins

Off the shores of Alexandria, the city of Alexander the Great, lies what is believed to be the ruins of the royal quarters of Cleopatra. A team of marine archaeologists led by Frenchman Franck Goddio made excavations on this ancient city from where Cleopatra, the last queen of the Ptolemies, ruled Egypt. Historians believe this site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves more than 1,600 years ago.

Today In History ‘Carole Gist was crowned “Miss USA” on this date March 3, 1990. She is the first Black woman to win the pageant and the fir...

Today In History ‘Carole Gist was crowned “Miss USA” on this date March 3, 1990. She is the first Black woman to win the pageant and the fir...

Imitation of Life:  Fredi Washington was the young actress who played a nineteen-year-old Peola Johnson (Sarah Jane Johnson in the ’59 version.) They approached her to play the older version of Sarah Jane in the 1959 remake but she declined because she didn’t want to only be known as the black actress who was always passing for white. Washington, whose parents were both biracial, had very fair skin and green eyes but she was adamant about the fact that she identified as black.

Secrets Behind The Making Of "Imitation Of Life"

Imitation of Life: Fredi Washington was the young actress who played a nineteen-year-old Peola Johnson (Sarah Jane Johnson in the ’59 version.) They approached her to play the older version of Sarah Jane in the 1959 remake but she declined because she didn’t want to only be known as the black actress who was always passing for white. Washington, whose parents were both biracial, had very fair skin and green eyes but she was adamant about the fact that she identified as black.

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