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She Would Not Be Silent, Ida B Wells  [b. 1862 - d. 1931]    Ida B Wells was in England in 1894 when she heard that white Southerners had put a black woman in San Antonio, Texas into a barrel with "nails driven through the sides and then rolled [it] down a hill until she died." The 31 year old Wells, a black Southerner, was seasoned to the widespread phenomenon of mob torture and murder that went by the shorthand "lynching"; in fact, she was abroad on a speaking tour denouncing it…

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 1862 – March was an African American journalist, newspaper editor and, with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, an early leader in the civil rights movement.

Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the Atlanta Journal, was fired after Margaret’s arrest.   Margaret is now retired after a long career as a reporter in Florida.

Margaret Leonard, 1961 Margaret, a 19 year old student at Sophie Newcomb College, was the first white Southerner to participate in the Freedom Rides. Her mother, a progressive columnist for the.

Caroline Still Wiley Anderson, Philadelphia's first Black doctor

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+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+   Beautiful portrait of an unknown African American Woman.  Her information may have been lost somewhere along the way but her grace has not.

blackhistoryalbum: “ THE BLACK VICTORIANS Name unknown. Hugh Mangum Photographs Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University (circa ”

Oseola McCarty, born March 8, 1908, was a laundress who left school in the sixth grade to care for an ailing aunt. In 1995 she donated $ 150,000 she had saved to create a scholarship fund at the University of Southern Mississippi. #TodayInBlackHistory

Oseola McCarty, born March was a laundress who left school in the sixth grade to care for an ailing aunt. In 1995 she donated dollars she had saved to create a scholarship fund at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Africans-- I would really love for people to stop ignorantly declaring that black people are trying to assimilate. To what exactly when we already have these features in our gene pool. Really.

Leviticus in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague: and, behold, if the scall spread not, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the scall be not in sight deeper than the skin;

Actress Fredericka Carolyn "Fredi" Washington (December 23, 1903 - June 28, 1994) began her career as a dancer in the Broadway show Shuffle Along and later toured with Josephine Baker. She is best known for her role as Peola in the film Imitation of Life (1934). Unable to get roles beyond the "tragic mulatto" she left acting to write for People's Voice, owned by her brother-in-law, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. She was also a founder of the Negro Actors Guild in 1937. #TodayInBlackHistory

African American actress Fredi Washington starred in the 1937 film "Imitation of Life". The film was nominated for an Academy Award.

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