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The Real Django:  This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based.  His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie DJango Unchained is loosely based. His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet.

15-year-old Dorothy was abused and stoned in Charlotte school

Dorthy Counts-Charlotte NC was actually the first black in America to step foot in an all white school. in 1957 she was treated so badly she had to leave the school after 4 days. That's 3 years before Ruby Bridges or any other integration story.

The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot.

The real-life Django. Bass Reeves, born a slave in broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Became a Deputy U. Marshal in 1875 at the age of During his career he arrested felons, killed 14 men, was never shot.

Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!  In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective. http://www.cafepress.com/gkcstore

Truth Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!

Gawking US Slave: Sarah "Saartjie" Baartman: The Real Life of the Hottentot Venus

Satire of the Hottentot Venus (Saartjie Baartman) exhibited in Paris naked except for a loin-cloth, with two Scots soldiers in kilts, a young Parisienne and a well-dressed gentleman admiring her from different angles.

The woman who posed for the famous poster! ~~~~March is Women's History Month

The ‘we can do it’ lady…

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

African-American inventor Elijah the Real McCoy was born in Canada on May 2, 1844, the son of escaped slaves.  During his life time McCoy received 57 patents for devices which improved versions of his automatic lubrication process. The high quality of McCoy's inventions gained such notoriety that the phrase "the Real McCoy" was coined to distinguish his inventions from cheap imitations.

Elijah McCoy, an African-American man, invented a device to keep train wheels oiled while the train was running. Others tried similar devices, but his was the best – and that’s the origination of the phrase The Real McCoy

Charles Hamilton Houston,"The Man Who Killed Jim Crow" (if you haven't already seen this film, treat yourself. Check your local library), a renowned civil rights attorney, was widely recognized as the architect of the civil rights strategy that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education.  He was also a mentor to Thurgood Marshall who successfully litigated the pivotal Brown case.

Charles Hamilton Houston,"The Man Who Killed Jim Crow" (if you haven't already…

Johnny Ringo:Part of the cowboy faction that the Earp gang took revenge on for killing Morgan Earp.

He's no hero BUT is a part of American West history. Johnny Ringo (aka John Peters) (May 1850 – July was an outlaw Cowboy of the American Old West who was affiliated with Ike Clanton and Frank Stilwell in Cochise County, Arizona Territory during

"The Unsinkable" Molly Brown steps off the Carpathia after being rescued from the Titanic. She really looks like Kathy Bates

A Look Back: The Titanic sinks on maiden voyage, April 15, 1912

MARGARET TOBIN BROWN aka "The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Titanic survivor, the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety, fiercely argued w/ the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused she threatened to throw him overboard)

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