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The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie Django Unchained is loosely based

from The Campfire Chronicle by Stargazer Mercantile

The Baddest Lawman You Never Heard Of: Bass Reeves

He was the inspiration for the 2012 film "Django Unchained". He wore a black hat and carried twin .45 Colt Peacemakers. During his 32 year career as Deputy Marshal of the Oklahoma Territory, he was single-handedly responsible for capturing over 3,000 outlaws, once bringing in 17 men at one time. And in that period of time, never once did a bullet touch him. Read the story of Bass Reeves, THE REAL DJANGO, in my blog!

Chinese Scientist Proves Original Chinese Were Africans In 2005, a Chinese DNA specialist, Jin Li, leading a team of Chinese and other scientists from the University of Texas in Houston, proved through DNA tests that the first inhabitants of China were indeed Black Africans, who migrated across Asia in a southeasterly direction before heading north into what …

Escrava Anastácia, or Anastácia the slave, was an 18th century Brazilian slave. She suffered a brutal existence because she refused to give in to the sexual desires of her master. Much of her life is the subject of folklore and is sometimes depicted with blue eyes. A woman of great beauty, she was muzzled with a mask and often suffered in silence. Today, throughout Brazil, many women wear the mask in public displays in honor of Anastácia as a sysmbol of resistance.

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Never Forget - A Collegiate's Account of 911 as a New Yorker

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

Leaving Parkland Hospital after the death of the President, Attorney General and brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy right behind her. Several times Jackie was offered a washcloth and a change of clothes, but she said, “No. Let them see what they’ve done to Jack.”

Fisk alum, Dr. Eliza Ann Grier. Born a slave she became the first African American to practice medicine in Georgia