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African American Woman | African American woman poses outsid… | Flickr

African American woman poses outside by a cut stone house. She wears a short, dark coat over a white, high collared dress. She seems to be displaying a wedding band.

Oscar Winners...not that I take any creedance in what the Oscars say about who is worthy among African American Actors, but I post just so you know who they are!

not that I take any creedance in what the Oscars say about who is worthy among African American Actors, but I post just so you know who they are!

1940s Vintage Photograph African American Women in Dress Picture

Vintage Photograph African American Women in Dress Picture - when women looked like women!

African American Woman | African American woman standing in … | Flickr

African American woman standing in pinstriped shirtwaist and skirt with mutton sleeves. 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.

African American Woman | African American woman standing wit… | Flickr

African American woman standing with umbrella. 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.

Stagecoach Mary    Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary, was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, driving her mail route by stagecoach from Cascade, Montana to St. Peter's Mission, Montana. When hired, she became the second American woman in all to work for the United States Postal Service.    Born a slave circa 1832 in Hickman County, Tennessee. She was freed when American slavery was outlawed in 1865.

Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.

The six young women in this posed portrait are identified as "The Haymakers". July 22, 1910.

"The Haymakers". July At that time, middle-class Black women who were supported by their husbands and did not have to work were very socially and politically active, whether fighting for civil rights or organizing to keep their community together.

A young woman in a beaded dress and feathered hat (ca.1885-1910). | Florida Memory

African American woman wearing beaded dress, with hat Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection What a stunner

Thelma Porter, Miss Subways New York City, 1948.  Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April, 1948.

Midcentury Breakthrough: Classic Beauty: Thelma Porter, Miss Subways (New York City) 1948 Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April

Mary Mahoney. Born in 1845, in 1879 she became the first African-American professionally trained nurse.

Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 1845 – January was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, graduating in 1879

Black Woman 1899 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This is a portrait of a young African American woman. The photograph was taken in So many of the pictures of African Americans from t.