Miss Mary-Mary Frances Hill Coley-Black Midwife, delivered more than 3,000 in the south. Featured in 1953 educational film by George Stoney to teach midwifery skills to others. It is still being used in third world counties because of its simplicity.

Banished vividly recounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America when thousands of African Americas were driven from their homes and communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In fear for their lives, black people left these towns and never returned to reclaim their property. The film features black families determined to go to any length to reconstruct their families past and gain some justice for their ancestors and themselves.

Come on, Cowboy! - Black Film History

Mother Marie Skobtzova. Russian Orthodox Nun in France who helped Jews during the Holocaust. In July 1942 the Nazis rounded up thousands of Jews for deportation. Mother Maria managed to enter the stadium where they were being held, and with the help of garbage collectors, smuggled out several children in garbage bins. The Nazis soon warned her to stop helping Jews, but she did not listen. Mother Maria was arrested in February 1943 and sent to concentration camps, where she perished.

The Devil's Daughter - Black Film History

Ilse Weber. A Czech singer and poet, Ilse, along with her son and husband, was sent to the Thereseinstadt Concentration camp by the Nazis. She willingly followed her husband when he was transferred to Auschwitz, hoping to keep her family together. When her young son, Tommy, was sent to the gas chamber with other children, she voluntarily accompanied them, softly singing a lullaby she had written to keep them calm. The immensely beautiful song is called Wiegala. Her husband survived.

Letter from Mary Queen of Scots...

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black soldier stationed in france during world war II.

Barbara Jordan former U.S. House Representative, civil rights activist, and graduate of Texas Southern University

1944 France, WWII Black US soldiers

Sister Mary Stella Simpson, Daughters of Charity As a nurse midwife in 1956, Sister Mary Stella Simpson was one of the first health-care pro...

"Eleven P.M." - Black Film History

1953 Tiny Tears

Nurse midwife Maude Callen, South Carolina, 1951

clyde hebert-- black soldiers stationed in france during world war II Magdalene Linck says: "my grandpa (on left) with friends during the war"

Francine Everett Actress, Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. Francine Everett, who was called the most beautiful woman in Harlem and one of the most beautiful actresses to appear on screen. She became a familiar face with black audiences through the race films, now known as Black Cinema. She was one of the few who became a movie star through Black Cinema and could call themselves a true actress...

My Name Is Mary Sutter By Robin Oliveira. About a nurse midwife who wanted to become a surgeon during the Civil War.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.

William "Billie" Thomas (1931-1980). Child actor best remembered for playing Buckwheat in the "Our Gang" films from 1934 until 1944. The only cast member to be in all 52 "Our Gang" shorts. His role was the subject of controversy in later years, but he always defended his work, pointing out that the black kids were treated as equals to the white kids. As an adult, he was a successful film lab technician with Technicolor Corp. He took his experience in film to learn the trade of film editing.

Biddy Mason: A Place of Her Own by Camille Gavin, Biddy Mason, born into slavery, walked two thousand miles to get to California. She won her freedom in a Los Angeles courtroom in 1856-even though the law did not allow people of color to speak in open court. A skilled nurse and midwife, she saved her money and helped anyone who was in need. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1424160413/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_15-Msb1APE2TG