Claudette Colvin: b. Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine
*EGYPT ~ The Egyptologist who unwrapped "Lady Rai" called her "the most perfect example of embalming that has come down to us from the . early Dynasty, or perhaps even of any period." Her beautifully braided hair was protected in its own bandages.
Louise Beavers gave a critically acclaimed performance in the 1934 version of Imitation of Life. The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, according to California Graphic Magazine, could not recognize Miss Beavers. She is black!
On this day, February in 1913 Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Born Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, she was dubbed the "first lady of civil rights" due to her contributions to the civil rights movement.
Alessandro Longhi Portrait of a Young Black Man Italy (c. Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm. The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
Phillis Wheatley was born in Senegal around At the age of she was kidnapped and brought to Boston on a slave ship. Her owners, John and Susanna Wheatley of Boston, named her Phillis and taught her to read and write.