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Charles Hamilton Houston (September 3, 1895-April 22, 1950) was a black lawyer who helped play a role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws and helped train future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. Known as “The Man Who Killed Jim Crow”, he played a role in nearly every civil rights case before the Supreme Court between 1930 …

The Quakertown Story : The removal of an African-American community and the creation of Civic Center Park in Denton, Texas. In the photo: Mr and Mrs Skinner on Bell Avenue- 1913

In 1931, nine black boys were hitching a ride aboard the Southern Railroad freight train. The illegal use of the freight trains was a common mode of transportation for Depression-era workers, both ...

Alabama granted posthumous pardons on Thursday to three of the Scottsboro Boys, a group of black teenagers whose fight against false charges that they raped two white women in 1931 helped spur the modern civil rights movement.

Great NC History Blog Image of the U.S. Colored Troops from Wilmington, NC

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

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: ELIZABETH KECKLEY: A FREED SLAVE AND THE FIRST FEMALE BLACK FASHION DESIGNER IN WHITE HOUSE

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (Circa Feb 1818 - May was former slave who became a successful businesswoman (seamstress/fashion designer), civic activist, author and close friend, confidante and advisor to Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln.

African-American troops arrive in Cherbourg, France in 1944 to aid in the Allied liberation of France.  Their contribution to the war effort, however, has been conspicuously missing from history and few medals were ever awarded to black soldiers.

All-black 320th Battalion lands at Normandy Beach

African-American troops arrive in Cherbourg, France in 1944 to aid in the Allied liberation of France. Their contribution to the war effort, however, has been conspicuously missing from history and few medals were ever awarded to black soldiers.

June & Jennifer Gibbons were born April 11,1963 and grew up in Wales. They became the subject of books as "The Silent Twins" due to their choice to communicate only with each other, in their own language. They wrote brilliant works of fiction but were convicted of arson, and were committed to Broadmoor Hospital for 11 years. Prior to their release in 1993, they informed the CEO that Jennifer would have to die, "to allow June to be free."  On that very day, Jennifer died suddenly at aged 29.

June & Jennifer Gibbons, The Silent Twins - (sane) amazing story !

Freed Slave Family Beaufort South Carolina

Four generations of a slave family on Smith’s Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, circa 1862 (Timothy H. O'Sullivan) Source: Library of Congress

irena sendler | Irena Sendler (1910-2008) RIP | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Irena Sendler Rescued thousands of Jewish children during the Holocaust. / 'She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and unbelievably lost to Al Gore! She was a hero and a beautiful light shining in the darkness.

Gertrude Dawson (1919-2009), Group Health Cooperative's first African American nurse

Gertrude Dawson Group Health Cooperative's first African American nurse

11-year-old Ramarni Wilford has joined Mensa after scoring higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein in an IQ test.

Is this Britain's smartest schoolboy? 11-year-old boy with higher IQ than Einstein

AN black child has joined Mensa after scoring higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein in an IQ test. Ramarni Wilfred started showing signs of genius as a toddler, when his favourite book was an.

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