Two elderly African American women. by Black History Album, via Flickr

For more on African American experience and achievements in the U. and elsewhere visit Discover Black Heritage , a travel guide to black history and culture

I could just bite this little girl, she is so cute. Bless her for living at a time that was likely cruel to her. :-(

Here is a case where removing the yellow from the aging print really produced some beautiful details. This one is included in a LOST GALLERY BACK PAGE about enhancing faded photographs.

Inspiring

Elizabeth Ann Grier, the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia. She was an emancipated slave who alternated every year of her medical education with a year of picking cotton in order to pay for her training.

Martha | 1898 Portrait of African American girl, seated. Hand-colored tintype, c. 1898

Portrait of African American girl, seated. Hand-colored tintype, c. You can see the determination in her eyes.

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