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Saint Maurice - ca. 1522-25. Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop, oil on wood.

Africa | Igbo Figure | Nigeria. c. 1950s www.auctionatrium...

This photo by Flickr user (Dogan56) entitled Ragazza Fulani, Nigeria is one of the few pictures that I have found that shows so beautifully an example of old Venetian 'Agate' glass beads from the African Trade. Venetians made these large glass beads to trade with the Yoruba. They're milky white, semi-translucent with veins & look like stone. If by chance they were stone, they would be white Indian Agate beads, which would also have come to Africa through the trade routes.

Africa | Masquerade Element: Leopard Head (Omama) | 17th–19th century | Nigeria Culture: Yoruba peoples, Owo group | Medium: Ivory, wood or coconut shell

Africa | Masquerade Element: Ram Head (Omama) | 17th–19th century | Nigeria Culture: Yoruba peoples, Owo group | Medium: Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay

Africa | This is from the royal palace in Ikere, Nigeria. It is now part of the permanent collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

Jacob Lawrence- Influential African American artist known for his "Migration" series

Isaac and Rosa 1863. Rosa is mixed race ancestry. Both were former slaves. Historic photos of "white" slaves

Africa | Textile Blanket, Chieftan, 19th century | Fulani people; Mali or Ghana | Cotton, wool

Freedom Riders, Jackson MS, 1961 "... civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern US in 1961 to challenge the non-enforcement of US from 1946 & 1960 that ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. The Southern states had ignored the rulings & the federal government did nothing to enforce them. The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961... "

Ciallagalena Cobb Williams, circa 1915 "Discover the true story and history of Treme, New Orleans as seen on HBO. Featuring local musicians, artists, dancers, and writers. FAUBOURG TREME: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans retraces the fascinating and unique history of America’s oldest black neighborhood."