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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

wow!! African American Couple Headed Out On the Town, 1930's An African American couple strike a pose in front of a winter landscape background. James Van Der Zee, photographer.

Macon Allen was the first African American to graduate was the first African American licensed to practice law in the United States, in Maine in 1844. He is also believed to be the first to hold a judicial position.