1965  February 26, 1965 · Marion, Alabama Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by state troopers as he tried to protect his grandfather and mother from a trooper attack on civil rights marchers. His death led to the Selma-Montgomery march and the eventual passage of the Voting Rights Act.

1965 February 26, 1965 · Marion, Alabama Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by state troopers as he tried to protect his grandfather and mother from a trooper attack on civil rights marchers. His death led to the Selma-Montgomery march and the eventual passage of the Voting Rights Act.

1.Portia White Portia White broke through the color barrier to become the first Black Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim. She is considered one of the best classical singers of the 20th century, her voice1.Portia White Portia White broke through the color barrier to become the first Black Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim. She is considered one of the best classical singers of the 20th century, her voice was described by one critic as “a gift from…

1.Portia White Portia White broke through the color barrier to become the first Black Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim. She is considered one of the best classical singers of the 20th century, her voice1.Portia White Portia White broke through the color barrier to become the first Black Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim. She is considered one of the best classical singers of the 20th century, her voice was described by one critic as “a gift from…

“One Horse Charley” was an African Cowboy who was well-known across the state of Nevada. Known for his expertise as a rodeo rider, “One Horse Charley” reportedly never met a horse he could not ride. Black“One Horse Charley” was an African Cowboy who was well-known across the state of Nevada. Known for his expertise as a rodeo rider, “One Horse Charley” reportedly never met a horse he could not ride. Black cowboys were mostly free men after the Civil War. These men were drawn to the cowboy…

“One Horse Charley” was an African Cowboy who was well-known across the state of Nevada. Known for his expertise as a rodeo rider, “One Horse Charley” reportedly never met a horse he could not ride. Black“One Horse Charley” was an African Cowboy who was well-known across the state of Nevada. Known for his expertise as a rodeo rider, “One Horse Charley” reportedly never met a horse he could not ride. Black cowboys were mostly free men after the Civil War. These men were drawn to the cowboy…

Segregated Bus, Texas 1956. Another "splendid" example of "Christian charity" in action, right? unn huh.  :(

Segregated Bus, Texas 1956. Another "splendid" example of "Christian charity" in action, right? unn huh. :(

To celebrate Black History Month, the Seattle Channel has compiled a collection of videos highlighting local African Americans and their culture. Take a look! #BHM14

To celebrate Black History Month, the Seattle Channel has compiled a collection of videos highlighting local African Americans and their culture. Take a look! #BHM14

The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine. - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/19th-century-women-medical-school_n_5093603.html

The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine. - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/19th-century-women-medical-school_n_5093603.html

The Orangeburg massacre is the most common name given to an incident on February 8, 1968, in which nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation at a bowling alley near the campus of South Carolina State College, a historically black college. Three men were killed and twenty-eight persons were injured; most victims were shot in the back. ~ additional comment from Colleen Griffin re: comment…

Why America needs to reject the Charleston massacre’s dangerous narrative of forgiveness

The Orangeburg massacre is the most common name given to an incident on February 8, 1968, in which nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation at a bowling alley near the campus of South Carolina State College, a historically black college. Three men were killed and twenty-eight persons were injured; most victims were shot in the back. ~ additional comment from Colleen Griffin re: comment…

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