CARD DEPICTING REBELLIOUS SLAVE Blow for blow / Henry Louis Stephens. Image date: 1863. Card showing African-American slave with club standing over body of a white man holding whip. Part of a series of collecting cards depicting the plight of the slave.
Varnette Honeywood (December 27, 1950 - September 12, 2010) is best known for having her paintings shown as part of the set decorations of The Cosby Show. Her work, primarily depicting everyday African American life, was strongly influenced by Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. With her sister Stephanie she founded the greeting card company Black Lifestyles, the first such company specializing in African American themes. #TodayInBlackHistory
HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…
Before Madam C.J. Walker there was Annie Turnbo Malone, " The Forgotten Entrepreneur" (1869-1957) A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave away most of her money to charity.