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    Self-portrait by Colin Powell

    les selfies ne datent pas d’aujourd’hui. The 1920’s selfie via Picture of the Day: The 1920s Selfie

    Quite possibly the world's oldest "selfie," taken by this Edwardian woman in 1900 with a Kodak Brownie box camera. She must have had some steady hands.

    Retro Future of the Day: This Might be the World's First Photographed Selfie

    Delancey Street

    Sammy Davis Jr. Self Portraits

    In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the 1974 NYC marathon (women's division) with a time of 3:07:29.

    African American Burlesque Performer Jo Ann Norris (1960s)

    A Jackie O'Nassis mirror selfie with Jack and his sister in law Ethel, taken in 1954. So selfies are not new.

    Colin and Alma Powell wedding photo.

    In the 1730s, a seven-year-old English girl washed up on the shores of West Africa and was adopted by her rescuers. She became the wife of a Prince and started a dynasty that extends into many of today's Xhosa royal families. Due to her recessive gene, now and then a child is born in the area with bright blue eyes. The article that goes along with this photo is also quite interesting

    Three African American women on their way to take their licensing examination by the Texas State Board of Cosmetology ca. 1940.  Photo: Franklin Papers, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

    Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis in August 1968 attending the premiere of ‘The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter’ in New York City. Tyson and Davis were not a couple at the time - they actually married in 1981. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.

    Hazel Scott was the first Black woman to have her own television show and was married to Adam Clayton Powell. She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and her show was quickly cancelled.

    21-year-old Oprah Winfrey interviewing Jesse Jackson, 1975

    Circa 1925, Harlem.

    Seven year old Dorothy Dandridge on the right. She’s pictured her with her sister Vivian, mother Ruby (upper left), and her mother’s “companion…” Geneva Williams.

    In Spring 1960, Ruby Bridges was one of several African-Americans in New Orleans to take a test to determine which children would be the first to attend integrated schools. Six students were chosen, however, two students decided to stay at their old school, and three were transferred to Mcdonough. Ruby was the only one assigned to William Frantz. Her father initially was reluctant, but her mother felt strongly that the move was needed not only to give her own daughter a better education, but ...

    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.

    Young African American girls in bathing suits. circa 1920's