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    Bill White - first baseman, broadcaster & From 1989 to 1994, White served as president of the National League. White was the first African American to hold such a high executive position in sports.

    LaVern Baker (1960) // The first Black artist to file a legal grievance against white artists who produced pop covers of her hits. Most of the 'white' popular music was stolen from the African Americans and produced to cater to whites. The original artists couldn't do a thing about it.

    Vintage Photograph African American

    Full length portrait, young African American girl standing by a tassled chair, holding doll and handle of baby doll carriage, ca. 1870. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography ♥

    1940s African American girl

    vintage african american

    African American 1920s

    c.1900 Little African American girl

    African American woman wearing beaded dress, with hat Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

    Frederick Fritz Pollard Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 27, 1894 – May 11, 1986) was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two African American players in the NFL in 1920.

    African American Woman with children

    Bill White, National League President, 8-time All Star baseball player

    Vintage photo of an unknown African American man and woman.

    Bill White -

    African American Couple by Black History Album, via Flickr

    African American woman c.1920s

    Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

    ~ Vintage Photograph ~ Beautiful young African American girl.

    African American woman with bonnet

    Fredi Washington refused to "pass" for white, at Hollywood's suggestion, and was therefore typecast as mixed race and never allowed a flourishing career. Her stance, however, made her an advocate among African Americans.

    :::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::: Young African American woman in striped dress.