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On December 25, 1760 Jupiter Hammon wrote the poem "An Evening Thought: Salvation by Christ with Penitential Cries" which early the next year became the first published work by an African American. Hammon took part in Revolutionary War groups such as the Spartan Project and on September 24, 1786 delivered his "Address to the Negroes of the State of New York" saying, "If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves."…

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Little African American black girl - Vintage Photo Reprint

Little African American black girl

Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

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Vintage Photo of 1920s African American Woman Sitting in a Field Wearing a Cute Outfit

African Americans | Vintage Photo of 1920s African American Woman Sitting in a Field ...

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Vintage 1930's African American Black Child Baseball Studio Photograph

Vintage 1930's African American Black Child

African American children: Descriptions: Two unidentified African American children posing in front of brick and wisteria backdrop. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.