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A packed slave ship... My people, never forget!

Rescued east African slaves crowd the deck of the HMS Daphne. - Extremely rare photo of packed slave merchant ship. Rescued slaves aboard HMS Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel involved in anti-slave trade activities in the Indian Ocean, 1868

Many people wonder why Africans and African Americans can't just "get over this". This is why

The Untold History of Post-Civil War 'Neoslavery'

In school, we learned about the Holocaust. We went to hear people speak about their experience, we wrote papers on the Holocaust. We were shown pictures, we read books on it, watched documentaries of it.

The Jews have their hx of European persecution, discrimination, murder, ghettos...they also have schools/institutions, literature so they never forget or ignore their past. Why should Negroes?

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"No White People Allowed in Zoo Today" - Photo of historical sign depicting racial rules in America. #segregation #black_history #vintagephoto

Photograph of a “No White People Allowed in the Zoo Today” sign taken at the Memphis Zoo by Ernest Withers in the Even visits to the zoo were segregated. Blacks had only one day a week they could visit the zoo while whites could go on the other week days.

Thomas Mundy Peterson, first African American to vote,31st March 1870.

Thomas Mundy Peterson (October 1824 – February of Perth Amboy, New Jersey was the first African-American to vote in an election under the just-enacted provisions of the Amendment to the United States Constitution. His vote was cast on March

In 1921, the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, businesses, hospitals and churches. All this would change on May 31.

In the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, business

Dr. Eliza Ann Grier was the first Black American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.

Elizabeth Ann Grier, the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia. She was an emancipated slave who alternated every year of her medical education with a year of picking cotton in order to pay for her training.

Black Indian Woman by DarkVictory19, via Flickr

Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native American. Thus, many later became classified as Black Indians.

My History

"I WAS A SLAVE" Afro-Cuban Slave.my ancestry. Many forget that African slaves were taken to Cuban and other Caribbean and Latin American countries.

"My father was a slave and my people died to build this country, and I'm going to stay right here and have a part of it, just like you. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it. Is that clear? -- Paul Robeson (1898-1976) during his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, June 12, 1956

My father was a slave and my people died to build this country, and I'm going to stay right here and have a part of it, just like you. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it. Is that clear?

Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen were the African American military aviators in the United States armed forces

129 YR'S OLD

This photo of John Smith (Ka-Be-Nah-Gwey-Wence), a Chippewa from Cass Lake, Minnesota, was taken when he was supposedly at 129 years old. He lived to be 137 years old. The man who lived in 3 Centuries!

The first woman to run the Boston marathon, and the men trying to pull her off the course.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

Frederick Fritz Pollard by Black History Album, via Flickr| First African American head coach in the NFL

Frederick Fritz Pollard ~ Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 1894 – May was the first Black American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two Black American players in the NFL in