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Elbert & Louisa Jemison, Wedding Picture, Talladega, Alabama 1860 census for Anderson County, Texas, has them at Tennessee Colony. He was 25 and she was 18 in 1860. No kids yet. He’ll go into the 1st Texas Infantry, shot through the lungs at Gaines Mill, shot through the hip and thigh at Sharpsburg, wounded slightly in left breast at Cold Harbor. Resigned August 19, 1864, and that’s when we think they (she moved back to Talladega for the war) moved back to their property in Texas and…

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered photographs of the Holocaust so there was proof it happened. World War II.

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (1863-1952), Chippewa lawyer; she was the first Native American student and first woman of color to graduate from the Washington College of Law, in 1914. She worked in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was an officer in the Society of American Indians. Because she was a fluent French speaker, she offered her skills as a translator to the War Department during WWI.