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Unanimous Vote of Congress Honors First African-American Marines | At Your Library: Not exactly news but it bears repeating.

Cotton Club Revue #black_history #african_american

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.

One hour of American slavery is fraught with more misery than ages of that which we rose in rebellion to oppose. by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

Hose Company No. 4 | 1919 African American fire fighters stationed at Hose Company No. 4, Los Angeles, CA

The Library of Congress. A great resource for teachers. This infographic shows you how to use it.

Boston Massacre trial notes [page 1] | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Photographs taken by John N. Choate. Pictured are Spotted Tail (Sioux), Iron Wing (Sioux), American Horse (Sioux), Red Shirt (Sioux), White Eagle (Ponca), Standing Buffalo (Ponca), Poor Wolf (Mandan), Son-of-the-Star (Arickaree), White Man (Apache), Stumbling Bear (Kiowa), Tso-de-ar-ko (Wichita), Big Horse (Cheyenne), Bob Tail (Cheyenne), Man-on-the-Cloud (Cheyenne), Mad Wolf (Cheyenne), Little Raven (Arapahoe), Yellow Bear (Arapahoe), Left Hand (Arapahoe), and Ouray (Ute).

Carl Williams, UMWA District 19 organizer (Harlan County, Kentucky) (1934) by Penn State Special Collections Library via Flickr

The Gordon Parks Foundation discovered over 70 unpublished photographs by Parks at the bottom of an old storage box wrapped in paper and marked as “Segregation Series.” These never before series of images not only give us a glimpse into the everyday life of African Americans during the 50′s but are also in full color, something that is uncommon for photographs from that era. http://beautifuldecay.com/2012/07/18/gordon-parks-color-photographs-of-segregation/#