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    America's Black Experience

    America's Black Experience

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    Lost history of black pin up girls

    The lost history of black pin-up girls (NSFW)

    Hazel Scott, Count Basie,unknown and Lena Horne - November 1954 by G. Marshall Wilson

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    Dinah Washington

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    A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing In American Life

    'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

    Navajo singer Radmilla Cody, former Miss Navajo

    Radmilla Cody perform for Native American Heritage Month

    Old Photo African American Couple! - The Graphics Fairy

    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

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    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.

    Postwar black Los Angeles captured in photographs

    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.

    IndiVisible - African-Native American Lives in the Americas

    Men of "The Great Migration" - African American men ca. 1910s-1940s

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    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

    Ivy League Black History

    1913, September 26 (Kentucky)- Joseph Leitchield

    Africans Unite | 1913, September 26 (Kentucky)- Joseph Leitchield

    Elegant Couple, 1910.

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    cab calloway in his zoot suit, 1943

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    ♍ Marjorie Lee Brown (September 9, 1914 – October 19, 1979) was a notable mathematics educator and has the distinction of being the third African American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics. She graduated with a B.S. degree in mathematics from Howard University in 1935, a M.S. and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1939 and 1950 respectively. She was a member of the faculty at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC until 1979 when she retired.

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    Confederate Veteran ... a number of Blacks served in the Confederate Army as soldiers. Historians and students of history agree that blacks served by the thousands in the Confederate Army, but they will dispute, however, that these blacks served as soldiers, and will dismiss their service as that of servants attached to the Army. Not so however.

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    Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first Black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School.

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    Mildred Blount was the first important Black woman milliner, or hat maker. She made fine hats that were exhibited in the World's Fair in 1939 and her career took off from there. Her hats were featured in Hollywood movies like Gone With the Wind, and many famous actresses wore her creations on top their heads. One of her hats was eventually featured on the cover of Ladies Home Journal.

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    Euzhan Palcy - the first black woman to direct a Hollywood feature film.

    Euzhan Palcy - IMDb

    1928 newlyweds

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    Mrs. Johnson spent as much as 1.5 million per year in the 1970s and 1980s buying fashions for the Ebony Fashion Fair. Here, she poses with designer Bill Blass and a model in 1971.

    How a Couture Pioneer Changed Fashion

    Susan Porter, Photographer James Van Der Zee’s cousin (1915)

    Black History Album .... The Way We Were

    On the front page of this scarce black newspaper published from 1907-1916, educator Booker T. Washington writes a letter expressing shock and dismay concerning the brutal lynching of 4 blacks (2 men & 2 women) for the crime of whipping a policeman at Monticello, Georgia. He condemns lawlessness on the part of blacks, but says it doesn't give others the right to also commit lawless acts. He strongly asserts that law and order is what is needed among all peoples.

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    November 10, 1898 - Two days after the local elections in Wilmington, NC, the democratically elected and biracial government was overthrown by Democratic Party White Supremacists. Over 1,500 white men participated in an attack on the black newspaper, burning down the building. They ran officials and community leaders out of the city, and killed many blacks in widespread attacks. Although originally described as a race riot, it is now perceived as the only coup d'etat in US history.

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    Ella Fitzgerald (The First Lady of song and the Queen of Jazz. Honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.)

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