Black Women of Hollywood (1st row from left: Diahann Carroll, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne. 2nd row Ruby Dee, Ethel Waters, Dorothy Dandridge. 3rd row: Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, & Cicely Tyson)

Black Women of Hollywood (1st row from left: Diahann Carroll, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne. 2nd row Ruby Dee, Ethel Waters, Dorothy Dandridge. 3rd row: Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, & Cicely Tyson)

An African-American Woman Being Carried by the Police During a Civil Rights Protest:  A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

An African-American Woman Being Carried by the Police During a Civil Rights Protest: A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

"Then and Now" Photograph of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth: DIamond Jubilee Celebration

"Then and Now" Photograph of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth: DIamond Jubilee Celebration

School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)

Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway. - by Harry Benson    This is a powerful pic!!!

Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway. - by Harry Benson This is a powerful pic!!!

Thomas "Mundy Peterson became the first African-American to participate in an election in a state where Blacks had not been allowed to vote before the 15th Amendment. He participated in a local election in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He later held political office and sat on a jury. Decades later, the school where Peterson had worked as a custodian was renamed after him. This is just one of many stories from the Reconstruction era of the United States that are missing from the textbooks

Thomas "Mundy Peterson became the first African-American to participate in an election in a state where Blacks had not been allowed to vote before the 15th Amendment. He participated in a local election in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He later held political office and sat on a jury. Decades later, the school where Peterson had worked as a custodian was renamed after him. This is just one of many stories from the Reconstruction era of the United States that are missing from the textbooks

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