FAMILY Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians
April Susie King Taylor takes charge of a school for ex-slaves in GA. She will be the laundress attached to an all-black Union Army regiment, the black Army nurse & the only black woman to publish a memoir of her Civil War life.
The Gullah trace their heritage directly to the skilled rice farmers of Sierra Leone, West Africa. The Gullah dialect, customs and art survived undiluted for 100 years. One of the hallmark's of Gullah culture is sweet grass basket "sewing.
Southern Cotton This is an old photograph postcard depicting a young African American lady posing by a large pile of cotton.Before the industrial revolution cotton was like oil is today yes cotton was king and it fueled all european economies.
I loved this actress. Hattie McDaniel (June 1895 – October was an American actress. McDaniel was the first black person to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind
A young “Miss Maggie” Walker, the daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank. She also founded a newspaper and a department store called “Saint Luke’s Emporium.