U.S. Marshals escorting the brave Ruby Bridges. She became the poster child for integration of schools.

Ruby Bridges - an American hero

Separated: This image shows a neon sign, also in Mobile, Alabama, marking a separate entrance for African Americans encouraged by the Jim Crow laws - article and more pictures

An African mother and slave nursing for a white master's baby.

Ruby Bridges was 6 when she became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school, having to be escorted t...

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This African-American young woman is shielding a KKK member from blows. Later, this man said that it had a profound impact on his beliefs about African-Americans.

Cherokee mother and children. Note the African American child with them. That was a common thing then.

Brown vs.Board of Education, 1954 was the case of all cases. It was the First supreme court case where African American children were allowed to go to school with white children.

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"I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”-Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913) African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.

June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.....

Black Women who were Lynched in America More research has revealed there are over 150 documented cases of African American women lynched in America. Four of them were known to have been pregnant. You can see the full list at the post Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957: More on Black Women Who Were Lynched.)

Pope John Paul II visiting the man who tried to shoot him... #livedbyexample

First African-American actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Series in 1970 Actress Gail Fisher (photo taken in 1973).

Carl Maxie Brashear (January 19, 1931 – July 25, 2006) was the 1st African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. His life story is dramatized in the 2000 motion picture Men of Honor, in which he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb 25, 1948, shortly after the Navy had been desegregated by President Truman. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Diving & Salvage School 1954-1st African-American to attend & graduate.

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, 1948.

The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower, is considered to be one of the most important events in the African American Civil Rights Movement.

A very rare picture of a beautiful young girl on the chair, who is being looked after by a nursemaid who only appears to be about 10years old herself. This picture compells you to wonder about both their lives. How they lived, and what they did together.

Delany Sisters , Daughters of emancipated slaves, Sadie (1889-1999) and Bessie (1891-1995) were civil rights activists. Sadie was the first African American woman to teach Domestic Science and Bessie the second to be granted a dentistry license in NY state. #herstory #women's #history