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Mary Smith Kelsey Peake (1823–1862) taught many former slaves underneath Emancipation Oak. Sept 1861, she started a school near Fort Monroe, within present grounds of Hampton Univ. Supported herself as a dressmaker, & secretly taught from her home, instructing African Americans of all ages. Founded the Daughters of Zion to provide aid to the poor & the sick. In 1851 she married Thomas Peake, a former slave. Today, the city of Hampton honors Peake with a school, a street, & a park. Kelsey Peaks, Fortress Monroe, Cities, Africans American, Forts Monroe, Daughters, Peaks 1823 1862, Mary Smith, Freedmen Teacher
Jacob Lawrence- Influential African American artist known for his "Migration" series
Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1845 – ca. 1911) was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian and Ojibwe descent.
Comanche family, early 1900s~Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible—the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry. African and Native peoples came together in the Americas. Over centuries, African Americans and Native Americans created shared histories, communities, families, and ways of life.
On the road to freedom: An African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and daughters between 1863 - the year of the Emancipation Proclamation - and 1865. Image will appear in book Envisioning Emancipation in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation which was issued on January 1, 1863.
African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what black…
African American Inventors List | African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what ...
Bernard Harris, first African American to Walk in Space. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from University of Houston in 1978 and doctorate in medicine from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1982. Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Harris became an astronaut in July 1991. He was assigned as a mission specialist on STS-55, Spacelab D-2, in August 1991, and later flew on board Columbia, April 26-May 6, 1993. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. #UofH