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Old sharecroppers couple, Oklahoma, 1914. It seems the simplest of times brings the greatest joy and love.

Eartha Kitt - After expressing her negative views on the war in Vietnam at a White House luncheon, she was effectively blacklisted and didn't work in the States for fully a decade.

On July 29, 1910, citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas were massacred. This was one of many towns, such as Rosewood and Tulsa, where a successful, self-sufficient African American community was the subject of a terrorist attack designed to maintain economic white supremacy. In each town, the incident that sparked the attack was relatively insignificant and often fabricated. The death toll was comparable if not higher than in the Rosewood massacre and…

Sharp dressed couple standing for a full length portrait shot taken at the Daisy Studio. Memphis, TN, 1942. Vintage American photography courtesy of Black History Album.

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'Never Forget - The Native American Genocides

I think this is interesting because the Holocaust is publicized so much but we tend to forget about how many were lost when the colonies were founded in American soil.

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships Records for Genealogy.”

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10 Lesser-Known People Who Were The First To Accomplish Things

Matice Wright, the Navy's first African American female naval flight officer.

During the days of segregation, some businesses were only open to african american and people of color on certain days. Memphis Zoo was one of those establishments. Although this was still unfair, it is better than it being completely segregated.