A bevy of stylish African-American Beauties, 1941. Photographed by Charles “Teenie” Harris.n
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John Morton-Finney was a Buffalo soldier who fought in WW1, earned 11 degrees, and practiced law right up until he was 106 years old. Finney was believed to be the longest practicing attorney in the United States, taking the record from Rush Limbaugh I (1891-1996) who practiced law for 75 years.
HOOP DREAMS | 1935Councilman L.O. Payne’s All Female Basketball Team (ladies names unknown) Photographer, Allen E Cole. Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present; by Deborah WillisBlack History Album…The Way We Were” on Pinterest | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook.
the recollections of a resident of Owen Sound, Ontario, an African American known as Old Man Henson... one of the very few books that documented the journey to Canada from the perspective of a person of African descent.
The Black Panther Party, Federal Building, Mayday, 1969 — at San Francisco Federal Building.
Lynching of gagged black male hanging from a tree in autumn. Large crowd of onlookers, mostly young boys. Circa 1920, location unknown. ONLY GOD KNOWS.
"Did You Know?" Archive - Black Science Network: Annie Easley (1933-2011) was an African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist who worked for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor agency, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics's Lewis Research Center. She was one of the first African-American women and a leading member of the team which developed software for the Centaur rocket stage.
Martina Arroyo (born February 2, 1937) is an American operatic soprano who had a major international opera career during the 1960s through the 1980s.
June 4, 1977 Roland Gerhard Fryer, Jr., economist and the youngest African American ever granted tenure at Harvard University, was born in Daytona Beach, Florida but raised in Lewisville, Texas http://thewright.org/explore/blog/entry/today-in-black-history-642014
Today in Black History, 11/30/2013 - Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States in 1967. For more info, check out today's notes!
Garrett A. Morgan invented the hair relaxer, traffic signals & the gas mask.
Lost history of black pin up girls
Hazel Scott, Count Basie,unknown and Lena Horne - November 1954 by G. Marshall Wilson
A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing In American Life
Navajo singer Radmilla Cody, former Miss Navajo
Old Photo African American Couple! - The Graphics Fairy
Ethel Waters "Do you reckon the angels know any of the songs you sing? They sure do. Oh, I suppose they do sing awful pretty. But I'd rather hear you any day" from Cabin In The Sky
This 1962 Charles Williams image shows Brenda A. English, the first African American Rose Queen candidate. Williams and Harry Adams survived into the 1980s, and Guy Crowder died in 2011.
Here is a 1900 family from the Comanche Nation. The elder man is Ta-Ten-e-quer and his wife, Ta-Tat-ty. Their niece is Wife-per or Frances Wright. Her father was a Buffalo Soldier who deserted and married into the Comanches. Henry (left) and Lorenzano (right) are the sons of Frances. Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible—the lives and experiences of people who share African and First Nation descent, their double heritage is truly indivisible.
Men of "The Great Migration" - African American men ca. 1910s-1940s
J. Mayo "Ink" Williams (September 25, 1896 - January 2, 1980) was an early recording executive for "race records" with Paramount and Decca. He also had his own labels, Black Patti briefly in the 1920's and the longer-lasting Ebony Records from 1946 until his death. He prayed football and ran track at Brown, then played in the NFL for 5 years and coached football at Morehouse during the Depression. #TodayInBlackHistory