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An African American women sitting in a chair with legs crossed. Name and location unknown. African American Vernacular Photography courtesy of Black History Album.

from BANGAGONG! by Doc Lehman

The Holocaust, The Mother & ‘The Demon’

Holocaust survivor Flora "Florence" Klein, with her little boy, Chaim (AKA Gene Simmons). Israel, ca. 1950

from Education

Harriet Tubman in Her Later Years

Her Highness Harriet Tubman

from EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore

Black Stars - African American Women Scientists and Inventors

Hardcover - Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times Patricia Bath, M.D. Miriam E. Benjamin Ursula Burns Alexa Canady, M.D. Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D. E

from The Huffington Post

10 African American Women Who Changed the World

Black History Month dates back to 1976, when "Negro History Week" was extended to the month of February. That year doesn't seem so long ago, but when we ...

Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American women to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles,

from MadameNoire

7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women in Black History

Ella Baker (7 OF THE MOST UNRECOGNIZED WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY February 23rd, 2012 - By Erica Renee)

Home Sweet Home | 1936 on Flickr. African American sharecropper family outside of their house, Scott, MS. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Life Photo Archives © Time Inc. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER | BECOME A FAN ON FACEBOOK |  FIND US ON TUMBLR Original Article

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license.

Merze Tate - (February 6, 1905 - June 27, 1996) was a professor, scholar and expert on United States diplomacy. She was the first African American graduate of Western Michigan Teachers College, first African American woman to attend the University of Oxford, first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in government and international relations from Harvard University (then Radcliffe College), as well as one of the first two female members to join the Department of History at Howard…

Marcenia Lyle Alberga aka Toni Stone, 1954. 1st of 3 women to play in Negro League Baseball with a .243 batting average. Teams: San Francisco Lions 1949, Black Pelicans 1949, New Orleans Creoles 1949-1952, Indianapolis Clowns 1953 (Hank Aaron played for this team in 1952), and the Kansas City Monarchs 1953-1954. She retired at the end of the 1954 season to care for her husband.

Sadie T.M Alexander, 1st African-American woman to receive a PhD in the U.S. in 1921 & 1st African-Ameican to graduate from Univ. of Penn Law School & admitted to PA Bar