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Photograph by Russell Lee on Easter morning in the south side of Chicago, Illinois, 1941.

Russell Lee Negro boys on Easter morning Southside Chicago Illinois 1941

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Cassius Clay, London 1963

Ali - Arguably boxing's most celebrated athlete, Muhammad Ali is also known for his public stance against the Vietnam War and his longtime battle with Parkinson's disease.

Three ladies

African American flappers out and about town dressed to the nines in the roaring twenties, Harlem, NYC.

Not sure when this was taken, but notice the possible Star of David patch on his left arm...hmmm?

The Handsome Soldier Hottie :-)

A stunning study in contrasts: Washington DC, 1946. Poverty in view of the Capitol Posted on Facebook by Larry Rogak ‎Vintage African American Photography

Washington D. … See the White House in the background. an American contrast. ca 1946 by Marion Palfi. That's the Capitol building not the White House.

Girls in a milk-bar, England, 1954 - via vintagegal

Girls in a milk-bar in England, 1954 love old black and white photos

The New York Rens were the first all-black professional African-American owned basketball team, formed in Harlem (1923). Basketball manager Robert “Bob” Douglas made a deal with Harlem real estate developer William Roach (owner of the new Renaissance Ballroom & Casino). Douglas asked Roach if they could play their home games at his ballroom in return for changing the name of the team to the “New York Renaissance” in order to promote the dance hall far and wide (Roach Agreed). The “Rens”…

The first African American professional basketball team "The Renaissance" organized in Harlem. They were known to their many fans and admirers as "The Rens" and they've been called "the greatest basketball team you never heard of.

Dancing in the street in the 1950s - source Another Vintage Point.

Dancing in the street in the 1950s - source Another Vintage Point.

Street fashion. Japan, 1932

∴ Trios ∴ the three graces, sisters, triplets & groups of 3 in art and vintage photos - Kôyô Kageyama - Mogas (Modern Girls) in beach pyjama fashion, Japan, 1928

Richard Higdon, of Knottsville, was born into slavery in,1807. So anxious was he to obtain his freedom he was known to make as many as 300 rails in one day, taking them from the stump. While he worked and paid towards his liberty he married a free woman Mahala Norris. They raised a family of seven free born children; Daniel V. (Dentist), JohnT., Richard H., Ellen and Elizabeth. As soon as they were old enough to work, their earnings were used to buy their Dad's freedom.

Britain’s Biggest Secret - The Black Victorians purpleolifant: “ Pictured above is the Higdon family. This photograph was taken in the year 1898 in Britain.

Former slave an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth and Abraham Lincoln 1864. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Look at the beauty of this woman. How does she manage this, given her circumstances? // Photo Archives -- Ex Slaves & early Century Photos) - Asif Zamir

1st graduating class from SPELMAN college

Spelman College in Atlanta, one of the oldest historically black colleges for women, was established as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary on this date.

Ellis Island Immigrants | Miriam’s Top Ten Immigration Book Recommendations

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory: “ “ Three women from Guadeloupe outside the Ellis Island Immigration Station. ” Ellis Island Photographs from the Collection of William Williams, Commissioner of Immigration, New York Public.

1940s Couple

Vintage photography of a black couple