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Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies. Photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five yea

Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar, ca. 1890-1895   Ranavalona III (November 22, 1861 – May 23, 1917) was the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar.  She ruled from July 30, 1883, to February 28, 1897, in a reign marked by ongoing and ultimately futile efforts to resist the colonial designs of the government of France. As a young woman, she was selected from among several Andriana (nobles) qualified to succeed Queen Ranavalona II upon her death.

“ Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar, ca. Ranavalona III (November 1861 – May was the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar. She ruled from July to February in a reign marked by ongoing and ultimately.

Michelle Obama (FLOTUS)

This Oct. 1992 photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama and his bride Michelle Robinson on their wedding day in Chicago. They are an amazing couple! I love Barack and Michelle!

Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez, 1st Black Female Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. 2nd Lt  Perez was killed by an IED while serving in Iraq.  She received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals and is buried at West Pointe Cemetery.  True Hero

Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded ne

Nancy Green, the real Aunt Jemima.Nancy Green was born into slavery November 17, 1834. She became the Trademark for Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix in 1890.Aunt Jemima actually was a song before it became the name of a pancake mix. Nancy Green demonstrated the pancake mix and served thousands of pancakes. She was very friendly, a great story teller and a great cook.

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.

Rhineland Bastard was a derogatory term used in Nazi Germany to describe Afro-German children of mixed German and African parentage, who were fathered by Africans serving as French colonial troops occupying the Rhineland after World War I. Under Nazism's racial theories, these children were considered inferior to "pure Aryans" and consigned to compulsory sterilization.

"Rhineland Bastards", derogatory term for the mixed raced children born after WWI of German mothers and African soldiers occupying Germany. In Nazis began forced sterilization of some 400 mixed raced African-German children residing in the Rhineland.

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta, a ward of Queen Victoria, (her daughter Victoria was the god daughter of Queen Victoria) shortly after her arranged (by Queen VIctoria) marriage, with her new husband a rich merchant. She was always at court and was known for her intelligence and wit and spoke many languages. Her family were African royalty killed in a tribal slave war when she was a child. She was brought to Britain as a child to save her life,as she was also going to be killed. BIDDY CRAFT

Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, born into a royal West African dynasty, was taken…

Sara Forbes Bonetta. Brighton, 1862. Photograph: Courtesy of Paul Frecker collection/The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years

Sara Forbes Bonetta was captured aged five by slave raiders in west Africa, rescued by Captain Frederick E Forbes, then presented as a ‘gift’ to Queen Victoria. Photograph: Courtesy of Paul Frecker collection/The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography.

Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey

African American Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 1917 - June Billie Holiday (April 1915 - June Thelma Carpenter (January 1922 - May Lena Horne (June 1917 - May Sarah Vaughan (March 1954 - April Pearl Bailey (March 1918 - August

Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.

Birth Affidavit of Sarah Rector & Photo of Sarah as young girl Her name was Sarah Rector. She was a young black girl born in Indian Terri.

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