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Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West.

10 Female Samurai While strictly a masculine term, the Japanese bushi class did have women who received similar Samurai training. These were called “Onna-Bugeisha,” and were known to participate in combat with their male Samurai. Weapon of choice was usually the naginata, a spear with a curved, sword-like blade that was versatile, & relatively light. Battle site Senbon Matsubaru remains were DNA tested & 35 of 105 bodies were female.

Rare photograph of an Onna-bugeisha, female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.

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Cabinet Sized Photo of Wild West Show Cowgirls - Cowan's Auctions "Buffalo Bill Wild West Show c. Juanita and Ethyele Parry, Martha Allen." The Parry sisters were well-known performers, and Martha Allen was a star cowgirl.

"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman.    [Applies to many situations. More wonderful older women at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/  ]

Harriet Tubman: "If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

Tolerance breeds tolerance. This picture isn't fake. Black surgeons, doctors and nurses working to save the life of a KKK member.

African American doctors and nurses attempting to save the life of a Klu Klux Klan member. This photo leaves me speechless.this is what respect for life is; this is what grace is.

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thisisqueenesther: “Black Seminole woman and child. — The Black Seminoles are an offshoot of the Gullah who escaped from rice plantations in Georgia and South Carolina. They built their own.

Images of pale mixed-race slaves used to drum up sympathy among wealthy donors in 1860s.   In some, the 'white' children are pictured with darker-skinned former slaves. Organisers hoped their skin would drum up sympathy from northerners  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107458/The-white-slave-children-New-Orleans-Images-pale-mixed-race-slaves-used-drum-sympathy-funds-wealthy-donors-1860s.html#ixzz2JD25Tr1L

The 'white' slave children of New Orleans: Images of pale mixed-race slaves used to drum up sympathy among wealthy donors in 1860s

White and black child-In 1863 and eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions.

Harriet Tubman. One of my favorite quotes of hers, "I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta March 1822 – March was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War.

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