Amanirenas - a Kandake (warrior queen) of kush, Ameniras challenged the Romans who took over Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII. She reigned from about 40 BCE to 10 BCE. She is one of the most famous kandakes, because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years, from 27 BCE to 22 BCE.  She succeeded in negotiating a peace treaty on favourable terms. Amanirenas was described as brave, and blind in one eye.

Amanirenas - a Kandake (warrior queen) of kush, Ameniras challenged the Romans…

1963 American hired its first African American stew.

Joan Dorsey was the first African-American flight attendant hired to work for American Airlines. JOAN DORSEY for your sacrifice and for setting a standard which made the life I now love to live possible!

May 5, 1969 Moneta Sleet becomes the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for Photography (his photograph of Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. and her daughter at her husband's funeral)

Moneta J. Won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s widow, Coretta Scott King, at Dr. King’s funeral. Sleet is the first African-American man to win the Pulitzer

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blackhistoryalbum: “ THE BLACK VICTORIANS Name unknown. Hugh Mangum Photographs Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University (circa ”

Chair ornament personifying the City of Alexandria, Egypt, Rome, ca. Fourth Century A.D., gilded silver

Chair ornament personifying the City of Alexandria, Egypt, Rome, ca. Fourth Century A.

Jagama Kelo was just fifteen years old when he went to fight the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, which began on the 3rd of October 1935. In an interview with the BBC’s Elizabeth Blunt (now in the Imperial War Museum in London) he described his war experiences.  ......  http://ecadforum.com/articles/jagama-kelo-ethiopian-general-who-fought-fascism/#

Jagama Kelo was 15 when he went to fight the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, which began October

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