Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (1898 – 1989) achieved a lot of firsts in her life. She was the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the United States, the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the first African American woman to be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, and was the first national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander – First African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the USA, the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the first African American woman to be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Black Beauty | 1910s Credit: Missouri Historical Society  via Black History Album, The Way We Were

Beautiful African American Edwardian girl, Credit: Missouri Historical Society via Black History Album, The Way We Were

African American playboy bunnies.

Black Playboy Bunnies Chicago Playboy Club circa The bunny outfit was created and designed by a black woman.

African American flappers

Roaring Twenties: African American Flappers by Black History Album, Wonder if this is a Van Der Zee photo?

The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen  African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United States Navy. Throughout US history untill the end of WorldWar I, the Navy had enlisted African American for general service,they were barred from joining from 1919-1932.   In June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order (8802) that prohibited racial discrimination by any government agency.

The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United.

Circa 1920s. Marriages between Chinese men and African American women were common in Texas, in the South and throughout the Caribbean in the late 1800s.

Interracial wedding couple in Brazil, [Two things: A) I imagine it was very difficult being in a racially mixed marriage during those times;

African American Civil War Soldiers

In the Civil War, black regiments fought for the Union Army and sustained massive casualties for their valiant fighting.

Three African American women on their way to take their licensing examination by the Texas State Board of Cosmetology ca. 1940. Beautiful

vintageblackglamour: Three women on their way to take their licensing examination by the Texas State Board of Cosmetology ca. Photo: Franklin Papers, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

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