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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

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

"Young Nurse", NYC ca. late 1800s.

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.

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CultureSOUL: *The Ancestors* “Yes’m, I saw some slaves sold away from the plantation, four men and two women, both of ‘em with little babies. The traders got 'em. Sold 'em down to Mobile, Alabama.

The Gullah trace their heritage directly to the skilled rice farmers of Sierra Leone, West Africa. They were enslaved for these skills and forced to work on rice plantations in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The swampy conditions made it uncomfortable for the plantation owners so they left the Gullah people mostly unattended. The isolation allowed Gullah dialect, customs and art to survive undiluted for 100 years. One of the hallmark's of Gullah culture is sweet grass basket "sewing."

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.

Susan Crumbaugh was born a slave in Kentucky in 1854: She was 103 when this picture of her was taken in Lyon County, Kentucky in 1957

Susan Crumbaugh, Former Slave in Lyon County, Kentucky at Age 103 years, photograph was taken in She was born a slave in Kentucky in In "The Paducah Sun," ran a feature story on her life.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, 1940's, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386792/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer. 1940's.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (1824-1876) was called "the Black Swan" because of the elegance of her voice and grace of her state presence. Born a slave in Natchez, MS, she was freed when her mistress joined the Society of Friends. She began studying music in 1846. In 1854, she became the first African American singer to perform for Britain's royal family.

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield dubbed "The Black Swan", was an African-American singer considered the best-known black concert artist of her time.

"Southern Cotton" This is an old photograph postcard depicting a young African American lady posing by a large pile of cotton. There is nothing to identify this young lady or to identify exactly when or where the photograph was taken.

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.

Hattie McDaniel-First woman of color to reseve the Oscar

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

Flora Stewart, who had her portrait taken the year before her death in 1868, was a house slave in New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War.

Flora Stewart, who had her portrait taken the year before her death in was a house slave in New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War. She was 117 years old at the time of the portrait.

Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery.  They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith.  Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing.  They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'.  In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm.  Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later.  They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.

“Millie and Christine McCoy were conjoined twins born into slavery. They and were sold to a showman.

Maggie Walker first african american president of a bank 1903

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.

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