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Pearl Bailey as "Dolly" and Cab Calloway as "Horace" in the fabulous production of "Hello Dolly!

Two little dolls, 1925.  This child is gorgeous.:

Edna Earl Gaston Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina postcards in the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Even her baby doll is black. What a beautiful little girl!

Hello Dolly - Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey

Hello Dolly - Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey

Richard Skipper Celebrates...: Jane Lambert: Chorus, Pearl Bailey's 1971 Tour of Hello, Dolly!

Jane Lambert today "The path to success is to take massive, determined action." ~Tony Robbins Pearl Mae Bailey received a special T.

African-American women have been wearing fancy hats to church for generations. That tradition is being celebrated at the Smithsonian's National Museum

Mae Reeves' Hats Hang At National Museum Of African American History And Culture

Ella Fitzgerald, 1940

Ella Fitzgerald, 1940

blackhistoryalbum:  The Black Captain Ahab | 1898 Portait of Captain William T. Shorey and family, Oakland, CA 1898.    William T. Shorey (1859-1919) was a famous captain in the last days of whaling. He was born in Barbados, the son of a Scottish sugar planter and an Indian creole woman. Shorey began seafaring as a teenager and in 1876 he made his first whaling voyage.  Whaling brought him to California and he married the daughter from a leading African American family in San Francisco.

William T. Shorey – was a century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the and

The accomplishments of African-American horsemen in the early years of the sport are often forgotten, but in the years between the Civil War and the turn of the century, they dominated the field. Blacks held key positions, from jockeys to trainers to racing stable owners. Overall, 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derby winners were riden by black jockeys and 5 were trained by black trainers.

Black jockey in riding silks by Black History. Black race jockeys dominated horse racing from its inception, taking 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derbys between 1875 to

Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth. Green signed a lifetime contract with the pancake company and her image was used for packaging and billboards.

Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.

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During World War II, African Americans organized and participated in their own war bond drives. Ruth Gwynnon, far right, organized the Pittsburgh campaign pictured here. Photo by Charles “Teenie”.

27 Black Women Activists Everyone Should Know

Shirley Chisholm- she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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