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Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

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

The Egyptologist who unwrapped "Lady Rai" called her "the most perfect example of embalming that has come down to us from the ... early 18th Dynasty, or perhaps even of any period." Her beautifully braided hair was protected in its own bandages. Don't believe the hype! Ancient Egypt was just as black as the rest of Africa!!! After all Egypt is not an island on to itself as some would have you think. It really is part of the mother-land. What more proof do you need?

*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.

The Adrinka Symbols of the Akan people of Ghana. Adrinka means” goodbye” in the Akan language

The Adrinka Symbols of the Akan people of Ghana. Adrinka means” goodbye” in the Akan language Mehr

Actress Louise Beavers (born March 8, 1902) is best known for her performance in the 1934 film "Imitation of Life". She appeared in 160 other movies and the TV show "Beulah". #TodayInBlackHistory

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!

The Tasmanian genocide (fl. 1826-1829) is where Whites from Britain wiped out nearly all the people of Tasmania, then called Van Diemen’s Land, now part of Australia. They sent the few hundre…

The Tasmanian genocide

Truganini, often considered to be the last "full blood" Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, who survived British conflict and disease.

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Rosa Parks - "Each person must live their life as a model for others".

How Rosa Parks helped spark the civil-rights movement

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. 1760s) Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm. The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University [x] [x]

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

Siddi Indians. Ethnic group of black African  descent in India.

Asian indian american values and beliefs essays a View on Asian Indian Culture Values. In this paper I will be identifying beliefs and values common to my family of.

#HappyMLKDay to everyone. Let us celebrate his great ideals that continue to guide successive generations.   SHARE your favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quote below.

Let us celebrate his great ideals that continue to guide successive generations. SHARE your favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quote below.

Lucy Terry Prince, often called simply Lucy Terry, (c. 1730–1821) wrote the oldest known work of literature by an African American. She was stolen from Africa & sold into slavery as a baby to Ebenezer Wells of Deerfield, MA. He allowed her to be baptized into the Christian faith at 5 years old during the Great Awakening. A successful free black man,Abijah Prince, purchased her freedom & married her in 1756. In 1764, they moved to Guilford, Vt, & had 6 kids. 1, Cesar, was a Revolutionary War…

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.

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