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
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.
In the Civil War, black regiments fought for the Union Army and sustained massive casualties for their valiant fighting.
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.
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, The Silent Twins - (sane) amazing story !
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 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 Group Health Cooperative's first African American nurse
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.