Emma Virginia Kelley 1921. Founder of the Daughters of the Elks (1902), an auxiliary body of The Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World, the largest black fraternal organization in the world.
Shoshone warrior Gor-osimp. Photographed between 1884-5. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.
John Taitt, Souvenir of Negro Progress: Chicago, 1779–1925 (Chicago: De Saible Assoc., 1925). African-American women contributed to the war effort in significant ways and formed the backbone of African-American patriotic activities. Clubwomen, many under the auspices of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), led "liberty loan" campaigns, held rallies, and provided crucial material and emotional support for black troops.
On May 31, 1881 Booker T. Washington was chosen as the first principal of Tuskegee Institute by General Samuel C. Armstrong, founder of Hampton Institute in Virginia, where Washington was a teacher. #TodayInBlackHistory