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African American family in the Old West. It certainly wasn't easy for them to get there, as recorded in one family's account: "Being Black, Mr. Boyer and Mr. Keyes could not travel by stagecoach or rail, nor could they get secure passage on a wagon train. Undeterred, they set out on foot, and walked the entire distance from Pellum (nowadays known as “Pelham”), Georgia to Roswell, New Mexico – a distance of 1,200 miles."

Hillary Clinton in the 1960s

OnThisDay & Facts (@NotableHistory)

"Slaves, J.J. Stanton Plantation, South Carolina," 1862

Masters of Photography: Timothy O'Sullivan

forest whitaker | annie leibovitz

The Dent Sisters. Gorgeous girls!

Mother and Children by Black History Album, via Flickr

Aretha Franklin

Laura Palmer walks with me (misterand: Aretha Franklin)

A girl stands in front of her hogan on the Painted Desert in Arizona, 1929. Photo by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic.

Vanessa Williams -1984

Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri. Living in the slums of St. Louis. Starting from the age of eight Josephine was put to work cleaning houses. Josephine’s street corner dancing attracted attention and at age 15 she was recruited for the St. Louis Chorus Vaudeville Show. During the Harlem Renaissance, Josephine found her way to New York City where she performed in various venues.

Mississippi Delta, on Mississippi Highway No. 1 between Greenville and Clarksdale. Negro laborer's family being moved from Arkansas to Mississippi by white tenant. June 1938

Lucille Ball in the 1930s

Radmilla Cody- The first Miss Navajo of partial African-American descent, now a singer, model, and anti-domestic violence advocate #navajo #nativeamerican #blackindians



Josephine Baker at age 16, in 1923, when this photo was made of Baker, she was performing in Shuffle Along, the popular musical by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle.

Miami tribe, 1812. The Miami (Miami-Illinois: Myaaniaki) are a Native American nation originally found in what is now Indiana, southwest Michigan, and western Ohio. The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma is the only federally recognized tribe of Miami Indians in the United States. The Miami Nation of Indiana is an unrecognized tribe. The name Miami appears to have come from an older term meaning "downstream people."

Miami Tribe - Mississinewa 1812

Odetta Holmes (12/31/1930 – 12/2/2008; Birmingham, AL,), known as Odetta, was a singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement".

Odetta (1930-2008) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Black Victoriana -

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Malcolm Little (X), Massachusetts Prison Mug Shot, 1952

Vintage photo of Martha | 1898 by Black History Album

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Boy shopping with his mother on Ninth Ave, New York, Morris Engel, photographer, 1938

Lucian Freud, 1983.