Janet Collins, the first black prima ballerina of the Metropolitan Opera House in the early 1950's. I had the opportunity to interview her and perform her legacy for a middle school history competition.

Janet Collins, the first black prima ballerina of the Metropolitan Opera House in the early 1950's. I had the opportunity to interview her and perform her legacy for a middle school history competition.

Portrait of three woman from Guadeloupe at the Ellis Island Immigration Station, 1911. Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME / original image: The New York Public Library

See Newly Colorized Photos From Ellis Island

Portrait of three woman from Guadeloupe at the Ellis Island Immigration Station, 1911. Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME / original image: The New York Public Library

Ballerinas in rehearsal. "The First Negro Ballet" [The First American Negro Ballet] (Life, 1937). The American ballet master Eugene Grona, the first Negro Ballet was formed in the U.S. in 1937.

Ballerinas in rehearsal. "The First Negro Ballet" [The First American Negro Ballet] (Life, 1937). The American ballet master Eugene Grona, the first Negro Ballet was formed in the U.S. in 1937.

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

William Lewis Moore, a white postal worker from Maryland who walked to Mississippi to deliver a letter against segregation.  Murdered 5 days before his birthday in 1963

William Lewis Moore, a white postal worker from Maryland who walked to Mississippi to deliver a letter against segregation. Murdered 5 days before his birthday in 1963

Several cotillions featured in issues of Ebony during the 1960s. Black coming-of-age balls #blackculture #cotillions

Several cotillions featured in issues of Ebony during the 1960s. Black coming-of-age balls #blackculture #cotillions

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