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, Daughters, Mary Smith, Peaks 1823 1862, Strong Monroe, Freedmen Teacher
Jacob Lawrence- Influential African American artist known for his "Migration" series
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.
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
Her name is Selika Lazevski she was photographed by Felix Nadar in 1891. This image is likely to have been taken from Documents 4 a Surrealist art magazine edited by Georges Bataille, published in Paris in 1929, were she is credited as Mademoiselle Lovzeski.
Jet magazine, March 10, 1955 — Dorothy Dandridge's Oscar nomination for Carmen Jones (1954). Dandridge was only the third African American to receive a nomination in any category, and the first to be nominated for Best Actress. Grace Kelly won that year for The Country Girl. It would take another 46 years before an African American would win Best Actress (Halle Berry in 2001's Monster's Ball).
Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, 1927. Ran for the Congress from Alabama in 1964, the 1st female African-American ever to do so the 1st female of any race to run for the ticket of the Democratic Party in Alabama. As of today she is 101 years old.