John Coltrane photographed by Lee Friedlander

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depression in colour

accidental mysteries: The Great Depression in Color

Color photos from The Great Depression.

The Great Depression in Color

not to be a bitch...but the oldest daughter looks like Napoleon Dynamite

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In the bleak light of the Depression: Rare colour photographs of the era that defined a generation Rare Library Congress colour photographs of the Great Depression

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Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney

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Fijian mountain warrior, Kai Colo, holding a rootstock club and wears a boar's tusk necklace, c1870's. The African presence is world wide.

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Alex Haley's grandmother "Queen" who was born to an African slave mother and a white plantation son named Jackson on the Cypress Plantation in Alabama. She was given his name of Jackson and after the war married Alex Haley (Grandfather) to young Alex Haley

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colin powell taking a selfie back in the 1950s.

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Victorian Women in America | Aspiring Homemaker | Afrian-American Victorian & Edwardian Women

Aspiring Homemaker

7 year old Gladys Knight, meets her idol Mr. Nat King Cole! 1957 (via Powerful black Stories)

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1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Facts

African American Family by Black History Album, via Flickr

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Harlem (1940′s)

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Roberta Flack is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R, and folk music.

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This woman is one of the last faces of slavery. In the 1920s and 1930s, an interest in slave narratives was rekindled, and as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration, more than 2,000 first-person accounts of slavery were collected, as well as 500 black and white photographs. Most were in their 80s and 90s.

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Georgia O'Keefe by alfred stieglitz

archives & mythologie des lucioles: alfred stieglitz

MA RAINEY (1886 – 1939) was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues. Ma Rainey was known for her very powerful vocal abilities, energetic disposition, majestic phrasing, and a ‘moaning’ style of singing similar to folk tradition.

Ma Rainey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slavery in the United States - Children who were born to slaves began working as soon as they were able.


A Black Civil War Soldier (c. 1860)

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Soul Soldiers - Vietnam

Buffalo Soldier Art Prints, Gifts and Collectibles

Two gentlemen from Havana

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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."

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Hillary Clinton in the 1960s

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