Shauna Upp

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Her Story: Billie Holiday

Her Story: Billie Holiday

Her story; Mabel Fairbanks Maple Fairbanks was a pioneering African-American figure skater that broke barriers in the skating world for people of color was a top coach to several olympians and in 1997 became the first African-American woman inducted into the US figure skating Hall of Fame. . . Fairbanks was born in New York City on November 14 1915. As a young girl she was deeply inspired by a Sonia Henie movie. She soon saw a pair of black skates in a pawnshop and haggled the price down…

Her story; Mabel Fairbanks Maple Fairbanks was a pioneering African-American figure skater that broke barriers in the skating world for people of color was a top coach to several olympians and in 1997 became the first African-American woman inducted into the US figure skating Hall of Fame. . . Fairbanks was born in New York City on November 14 1915. As a young girl she was deeply inspired by a Sonia Henie movie. She soon saw a pair of black skates in a pawnshop and haggled the price down…

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The perfect Thursday morning filled with sunshine chai tea and this girl.

The perfect Thursday morning filled with sunshine chai tea and this girl.

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

#Homeschooling at the #beach = Life Goals

NorCal State's Competition take II. A little power outage and 24 hour delay can't keep this team down. Let's go @accelgymnasticsteam  you got this!

NorCal State's Competition take II. A little power outage and 24 hour delay can't keep this team down.

Mamie Griffin, who worked as a cook, posed with one of her books. Did she make the dress she's wearing? It has amazing insets of crocheted lace; she is wearing kid gloves and has dressed her hair in the romantic style of the novel's cover girl. Does anybody doubt that she is a Lady? Lincoln, Nebraska, c. 1900-1920. Smithsonian - Click for more from the exhibit.

Mamie Griffin, who worked as a cook, posed with one of her books. (John Johnson / Courtesy Douglas Keister / NMAAHC, SI) Photos from: "Lost and Found Again: Photos of African-Americans on the Plains"