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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago, showboating in a pool match with local civil rights leader Al Raby.

Martin Luther King playing pool who knew MLK could be such a bad ass.

Portrait of Captain T. Shorey and family, Oakland, CA 1898 #black_history #african_american

William T. Shorey – was a late Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the

Serena Williams and Sister Venus's Fashion on the Tennis Court

Serena Williams and Sister Venus& Fashion on the Tennis Court

Rosemary Roberts Cloud - First AA Female U.S Fire Chief.

Rosemary Roberts Cloud - the first African American Female Fire Chief in the United States. She retired Jan. 2015 after twelve years as Chief.

Marpessa Dawn 1930s

Marpessa Dawn (January 1934 – August also known as Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor, was an African American-born French actress, singer, and dancer, best remembered for her role in the film Black Orpheus

The Lovings, not allowed to be legally married in the state of Virginia. In 1967 their case was taken all the way to the Supreme Court where it was decided that no marriage could be denied because of the persons race. Here we are in 2013, let's hope that the Supreme Court does the right thing again, and declares that no two people should not be allowed to be married based on their sexual orientation.


Director Nancy Buirski’s documentary The Loving Story, which chronicles the lives of Mr. Richard and Mildred Loving, whose case helped strike down anti-miscegenation laws, will debut…

Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity, at the 1968, Mexico Olympic Games, a silent protest against the continued Racial Discrimination of Black People in the US. All three athletes wore human rights badges, opposed to racism in sport, on their jackets. Smith and Carlos were expelled from the games. The badge was enough to end Norman's career. He returned home to Australia suffering unofficial sanction and ridicule. He never ran in the Olympics again.

The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Pr