Isaac and Rosa 1863. Rosa is mixed race ancestry. Both were former slaves. Historic photos of "white" slaves.Children rescued from slavery were shown on these cards to elicit sympathy and support for the anti-slavery movement.

Ophelia DeVore (August 12,1922 - February 28, 2014) was the first African-American model in the United States. In 1946, she helped establish the Grace Del Marco Agency, one of the first modeling agencies in America.

Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.

Maya Angelou was a very exceptional and successful African American female. This is one of many of her famous poems "And Still I Rise". The website gives a good view on how others viewed Ms. Angelou.

Louisiana Creoles who emigrated to Mexico to excape Jim Crow. After the American Civil War, many of the Creoles of Color lost their status and were made to join the ranks of the poverty-stricken ex-slaves. Having the advantage of education and financial resources, more options were open to them. When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against them with Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, a number fled the U.S. to settle in Latin America and the Caribbean.

50 books every african american should read (really, everyone should read). via huffpost.

Three generations of a Louisiana family; Grandmother can only speak Creole French; mother speaks French and English; boy only speaks English. Photo was taken in 1910.

The Darkest Child. Very deep. A MUST read!!

Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Black Americans were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. "That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” And, he wasn't.

This is how you keep your natural hair moisturized! (http://napturallycurly.com/remedies-for-dry-natural-hair/)

Child Berry Picker This is a great image of a child Cranberry picker. It was taken in 1938 in a Cranberry bog in New Jersey. It is amazing to look at these pictures from the 1930's and see very young children doing an adult's work to try and help support the family

We need diverse books. We need diverse authors. Diversify your reading list with these great reads and African American authors.

Sally Hemings was a mixed race slave who belonged to President Thomas Jefferson. She gave birth to six children with Jefferson and got the chance to see her children live as free people before her death. #mixedchickshistorymonth #sallyhemings

The Original Betty Boop, Esther Jones [aka Baby Esther] was an African American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s.

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961. The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire.

African American Books That Teaches Children to Love Themselves

Children of the Mississippi Delta, 1936 by Black History Album, via Flickr

Little Black Book for the Female Player: Laws of Leadership Success for African American Women

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Too Black For America: 1950's Beauty Helen Williams - The First African American Fashion Model >>Helen Williams was the 1st female African American fashion model to break into the mainstream. But it was the French, rather than the Americans, that embraced her.