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In honor of Black History Month, filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry posted a photo series showcasing black women who have resisted against police force throughout the decades.

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Davis' afro is so widely known in pop culture that her particular style has it's own sub category within the hair style; the ' Angela Davis Afro'.

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

Black hairstyles: theGrio celebrates the most iconic African-American hair looks of all time - theGrio

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. walks between seven-year-old Eva Gracelemon (left) and 10-year-old Aritha Willis as he escorts the school children to formerly all-white schools in Grenada, Mississippi. 9/20/66

walks between seven-year-old Eva Gracelemon (left) and Aritha Willis as he escorts the school children to formerly all-white schools in Grenada, Mississippi.

A must-read for education on the history women's rights, with women who are still alive today to continue the fight for equality and inspire others!

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes with Gloria Steinem. Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, a civil rights and women's rights activist, saw her father nearly beaten to death by the KKK when she was a child.

The black power salute at the 1968 Olympics was a protest made by the African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos; the athletes made the raised fist gesture at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. "The Silent Gesture"

1968 Olympics: Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute in the 1968 Summer Olympics while Silver medalist Peter Norman (left) wears an OPHR badge to show his support for the two Americans

A tribute to my favorite part of every gay pride that always makes me cry: when the parents from PFLAG march with their kids.</b> Thank you, <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/stacylambe/jeanne-manford-leading-gay-rights-ally-and-founde">Jeanne Manford</a>. Your legacy will not be forgotten!

41 Years Of Awesome Parents

A tribute to my favorite part of every gay pride that always makes me cry: when the parents from PFLAG march with their kids.</b> Thank you, <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/stacylambe/jeanne-manford-leading-gay-rights-ally-and-founde">Jeanne Manford</a>. Your legacy will not be forgotten!

On May 29, 1851 Sojourner Truth delivered her "Ain't I A Woman?" speech at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.    Read the entire text here http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/sojourner-truth.htm# #TodayInBlackHistory

Her name has become equated to the definition of integrity. Sojourner Truth, African American abolitionist and women's rights activist Isabella Baumfree was born into slavery in the century, but became a persuasive roving orator.

1920 First Black Women to Vote in Ettrick, Virginia :: Virginia State University Digital Archives Collection --hese women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols

1920 First Colored Women to Vote in Ettrick, Virginia :: Virginia State University Digital Archives Collection

Protestors fighting for their right to vote in Alabama...This is the #1 reason why I vote!!

Hudson HS students, active in the Selma voting rights struggle, are arrested at the George Washington Carver homes. By John Kouns,

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+  Mary McLeod Bethune was born in Mayesville, South Carolina, the 15th of 17th children. Her parents, Samuel and Patsy McLeod, and her oldest brothers and sisters, were slaves before emancipation when the Union won the Civil War. In her early years, she picked cotton and attended a Methodist mission school.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Mary McLeod Bethune was born in Mayesville, South Carolina, the of children. Her parents, Samuel and Patsy McLeod, .

47 Historical Pictures That Will Have You In Awe photography story historical interesting history facts

Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. these pictures are awesome.<< history is fucked up

"We Support Wally Nelson - in jail on a trumped up charge," and "Black and White Together," ca. 1965 -- Wally Nelson was an American civil rights activist and war tax resister. He spent three and a half years in prison as a conscientious objector during World War II, he was on the first of the “freedom rides” that sought to enforce desegregation in 1947, and he was the first national field organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality.  Photo credit: MPI / Getty Images

Americans demand racial equality on a civil rights demonstration at a protest to free Wally Nelson who was arrested for being a Conscientious Objector in 1965 [Getty Images]

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