Vintage African American photography

Little girl from the 1890s

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

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African American in aviation history.

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."

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

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.

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

An African American schoolhouse, probably gone by now.

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Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults


"Mae Jemison Became 1st Black Woman To Fly In To Space in 1992. Jemison fulfilled a lifelong dream she held ever since she was a small girl in Chicago by becoming the first African-American woman to fly into space. She graduated in 1977 with a dual degree in chemical engineering and African-American Studies, Jemison later obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 1981 from Cornell University and travelled to developing countries to provide primary care."

African American Boys

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

Breck Shampoo Donna Alexander, the first African-American Breck Girl 1974

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.


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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.