rare photograph by Mathew Brady ref. Hiram Rhoades Revels of mixed African-Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister and later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction, then became the President of Alcorn University.
Contrary to Hollywood, black slaves were America’s cowboys. The word cowboy, originally had nothing to do w-roping cattle & hell-raising in the high plains. The word 'cowboy' grew out of social customs that did not allow black males to be addressed as
Beautiful photography on the porch. Cudjo Lewis is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin).
African American Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 1917 - June Billie Holiday (April 1915 - June Thelma Carpenter (January 1922 - May Lena Horne (June 1917 - May Sarah Vaughan (March 1954 - April Pearl Bailey (March 1918 - August