Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.
African American fire fighters stationed at Hose Company No. 4, Los Angeles, CA. Source: African American Firefighter Museum Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Us On Twitter @blackhistoryalb
Distribution of Enslaved Africans in the Americas “Of the estimated ten million men, women, and children who survived the Middle Passage, approximately 450,000 Africans disembarked on North America’s shores. They thus represented only a fraction—5 percent—of those transported during the 350-year history of the international slave trade. Brazil and the Caribbean each received about nine times as many Africans.” Africans in America, In Motion: The African American Migration Experience