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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King on the five-day march to Montgomery, Alabama, March 25, 1965.

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

Faces of emancipation: 1860 to 1880

Martin Luther King Jr being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966

  • Jamie Marie

    I'm sure that white jerk's grandchildren are so proud of this picture. Not!

  • Two Face

    Ugly old men I hope the two burn in hell

“Parisians — and untold numbers of refugees from other countries, trapped in Paris since the Germans captured the capital in 1940 — pour into the streets on August 25, 1944” via LIFE.

First black nurse... Susie King Taylor

Three women from Guadeloupe, on Ellis Island, about 1910, by Augustus Sherman

No one ever said "CHEEEZE"!

lucille baldwin brown, the first black public county librarian, circa 1940s courtesy of the state library & archives of florida, via Flickr

First Black Catholic Bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers - Jet Magazine, May 7, 1953 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

Frederick Fritz Pollard by Black History Album, via Flickr| First African American head coach in the NFL

Freedom Fighter | 1865 (Close Up) by Black History Album, via Flickr