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Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day in 1912.  Founder of the historic Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also one of the invaluable suffragists who worked for black women to have the same equal rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early 20th century.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day, Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also a suffragist who worked for black women to have the same rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early century.

AIN'T I A WOMAN?  Sojourner Truth and the Liberation of America's Smallest Women

AIN’T I A WOMAN? Sojourner Truth, and the Liberation of America’s Smallest Women

July 26 - Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her most famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” at a women’s rights conference in Akron, Ohio. It became a classic speech of the women’s rights movement.

Black Indians | Black Seminole Woman)

thisisqueenesther: “Black Seminole woman and child. — The Black Seminoles are an offshoot of the Gullah who escaped from rice plantations in Georgia and South Carolina. They built their own.

OLIVE OATMAN-CAPTURED ON AZ @ AGE 13 (1851) BY YAVAPAI INDIANS

Olive Oatman was "the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States." ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family. On the journey, the family wer

Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an Helen sitting outside in a light-color

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

"In a South Carolina prison more than sixty-six years ago, guards walked a 14-year-old boy, bible tucked under his arm, to the electric chair. At 5' 1" and 95 pounds, the straps didn’t fit, and an electrode was too big for his leg.  The switch was pulled and the adult sized death mask fell from George Stinney’s face. Tears streamed from his eyes. Witnesses recoiled in horror as they watched the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century die.

It took 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him.

South Carolina judge tosses conviction of black teen executed in George Stinney Jr appears in an undated police booking photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Margaret "Mag" Palm  A conductor on the Underground Railroad  Margaret Palm was a colorful character in Gettysburg's African-American community during the mid-nineteenth century. Before the Civil War she served as a conductor along the local branch of the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue circa-1812 military uniform coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves north from the area.

Margaret “Mag” Palm - Before the Civil War she served as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue military uniform coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves to the North.

Black Abolitionists: Thomas Mundy Peterson The First African American To Vote Under The 15th Amendment - https://blackthen.com/black-abolitionists-thomas-mundy-peterson-first-african-american-vote-15th-amendment/?utm_source=PN&utm_medium=BT+Pinterest&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BBlack+Then

Black Abolitionists: Thomas Mundy Peterson The First African American To Vote Under The Amendment

Unknown Georgian man / photographer unknown  / from W.E.B. Du Boiss albums of photographs of African Americans in Georgia exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 Portraits | handsome guys picture handsome black man

Unknown Georgian man / photographer unknown / from W. Du Bois's albums of photographs of African Americans in Georgia exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 Black man with elegance & intelligence.

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