deafmuslimpunx: “Raven Wilkinson, one of the first Black/African American ballerinas to join a major ballet company (see earlier post) “ When Raven Wilkinson was about five years old, her mother took her to the City Center Theater to see the Ballet.
Elizabeth Ann Grier, the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia. She was an emancipated slave who alternated every year of her medical education with a year of picking cotton in order to pay for her training.
Top Post:: THE IRISH SLAVES:WHAT THEY WILL NEVER, EVER TELL YOU IN HISTORY CLASS OR ANYWHERE ELSE….White and Black Slave
The first slaves imported into the American colonies were 100 White (Irish) children. They arrived during Easter, four months before the arrival of a the first shipment of Black slaves. Read: Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl
not forgotten -- September 15 on this day the Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Clockwise from top left, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair)
Ancient Appalachian people boasted of having Portuguese ancestry to avoid slavery. Genetic evidence shows that the families historically called Melungeons are the offspring of sub-Saharan African men and white women of northern or central European origin.
Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans. Reeves became a Deputy U. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested felons, killed 14 men and was never shot.