“Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.” - Nikki Giovanni
MARY JANE HOLMES SHIPLEY DRAKE was a central figure in an 1852 Slavery Case in which her father, a former Slave, successfully sued his former owner, Nathaniel Ford, for the FREEDOM of his three children, including Mary Jane. It was the only Slavery Case ever adjudicated, in Oregon courts. The photo was taken in 1924, two years before her death. (Benton County Historical Museum)
This picture — one of the more famous, and more controversial, pictures of potential ghosts — was taken in 1963 by Reverend K. F. Lord in Newby Church in North Yorkshire, England. Allegedly, some photo experts who have examined the photo say that the startling image is not the result of double exposure.