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Mount St Helens, Washington.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Frida Kahlo Post Mortem 1954.

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DETROIT RACE RIOT (1943). Black male being pulled off a street car.

Beardless Abraham Lincoln

NYC. Eartha Kitt & James Dean, early 1950s. Dean studied dance with Kitt in New York City. Eartha said: “[James Dean] said to me, ‘I want to move like you, can you teach me how to move my body like you do on stage?’ And I told him where to meet me, here in New York and that’s where we met for dance classes. And that’s where Jamie and I always met downstairs from that studio to have coffee, to have our little tete-a-tete conversations.”

The first & last portrait photos of Lincoln as President: May 1860 & Feb 1865.... This shows you what an incredible toll the Civil War and the death of his son had on him..

Princess Kaiulani the last royalty of Hawaii 1897

Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for African Americans in 1853. This was one of the first organizations for African Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to enlist African American troops to fight in the civil war. He was also the first African American to work in the US Patent Office.

Sally Bonetta Forbes, born in West Africa was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey at 5 years old. In June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey and the King presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and Victoria and Albert paid for her education. Later when Sally was married, Queen Victoria was godmother to their first child, named Victoria in her honour.

Before Venus and Serena, there was Althea Gibson, Women's Wimbledon Winner by Black History Album, via Flickr

Cracker Jack Company Plant, Peoria and Harrison (or 66th and Cicero?) Chicago, 1958.

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Jimmy Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital. He was born on October 1, 1924 at the Wise Sanitarium in Plains, Georgia – now the Lillian G. Carter Nursing Center – which is still in use today. Photo is of him, age 15, at a FFA Camp. (History By Zim)

The Beatles (July, 1961. Outside the Cavern Club) ~Via Kari Meijers

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