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    Vintage African American photography

    All blue-eyed people can be traced back to one ancestor who lived 10,000 years ago near the Black Sea. What many people DO NOT KNOW is that Europe was colonised by AFRICANS about 10K + years ago. Therefore, the chance of any African child being born with blue eyes has been spread throughout the continent since then as a recessive gene. "...the more you know."

    1941, Convict camp, Greene County, Georgia. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

    Model Charlotte Stribling (a.k.a. 'Fabulous') in Harlem, 1950. Photo: Eve Arnold. The photos Ms. Arnold took over the course of a year in Harlem established her as a photographer. African American model Charlotte Stribling, or “Fabulous” as she was known, relaxes during a fashion show in Harlem’s Abyssinian Church, 1950. During this period Harlem hosted an average of 300 fashion shows a year, many of them showcasing clothes that the models themselves or local seamstresses had made.KA

    African American dandies from the 1920s

    Two unidentified African American Union Army soldiers, full-length portrait, wearing uniforms, c. 1864

    :::::::: Vintage Photograph ::::::::: African American children sitting on a farm tractor trailer filled with cotton that they helped pick. ca 1940

    Francine Everett

    An African American schoolhouse, probably gone by now.

    African american men from the turn of the century. The shoes on the man on the right caught my eye, fantastic details.

    In actual numbers, African-American soldiers comprised 10% of the entire Union Army. Losses among African-Americans were high, and from all reported casualties, approximately one-third of all African-Americans enrolled in the military lost their lives during the Civil War.

    Portrait of six generations of African American women, Selma, AL, 1893. A strong history of African American Women.

    Marian Anderson, the elegant and groundbreaking contralto who was the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera, was born 116 years ago today (2/27/13) in Philadelphia. She is probably best known to this generation for singing before a crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, after being refused permission to sing at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Men of "The Great Migration" - African American men ca. 1910s-1940s

    Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

    Donna Alexander, first African-American Breck Girl ca. 1975

    He Documented Atrocities (1943) Sgt. William A Scott, III - was a military photographer with the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion *** African Americans were among the liberators of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp His photographs recorded African-American soldiers at the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Scott's pictures are now part of a video record of the liberation of Buchenwald on display at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

    Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

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    On Top of the World,| 1938. A group of African American boys clowning around on top of a refreshment/grocery stand., 1938. Noted advertisements: Coca Cola, RC Crown Cola, Ripple roll your own cigarettes. Courtesy Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.