African american heroes

profeminist:   “❤   these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures”!  In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind one of NASA’s first successful space missions, Henson stars as Katherine Johnson, Monáe as Mary Jackson, and Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan.  We can’t wait for this trailblazing trio to hit the big screen next January!” As seen on the Because of…

profeminist: ““❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox “Hidden Figures”! In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind.

Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005) was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". She is famous for her refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man. She was arrested & tried on charges of disorderly conduct & violating a local ordinance. Found guilty, she appealed & formally challenged the legality of racial segregation. After the boycott, she became an icon & spokesperson of the civil rights movement.

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". Parks is famous for not s.

Martin Luther King King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Date: 1960.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in Date: Photographer: Howard Sochure.

The African-American Suffragists History Forgot | MAKERS

The African-American Suffragists History Forgot

eternallybeautifullyblack: “ The African-American Suffragists History Forgot by Lynn Yaeger [T]hough we may have vague notions of the American women who fought so heroically for the ballot on this side of the Atlantic, they are, in our minds, in our.

Harriet  Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.

In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War.

Do you know this man's identity? Chances are you don’t, but don’t feel bad because probably not one American in one million does, and that is a real tragedy. His name is Eugene Jacques Bullard, and he is the first African-American fighter pilot in history. But he is also much more then that: He’s also a national hero, and his story is so incredible that I bet if you wrote a movie script based on it Hollywood would reject it as being too far-fetched. Bullard was an expat living in France, and…

Eugene Jacques Bullard October 1894 – 12 October was the first African-American military pilot, and one of the only two Black military pilots in World War I. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor.

Wealth Stolen From African-Americans Graphic

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

The overlooked story of 104 African American doctors who fought in World War I | The Washington Post, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

The overlooked story of 104 African American doctors who fought in World War I | The Washington Post, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

"Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American women to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles."

Bridget "Biddy" Mason (August 1818 in Hancock County, Georgia – January 1891 in Los Angeles, California) was an African American nurse, and a California real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist.

John Parker was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron molder and industrialist who helped hundreds of slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad resistance movement based in Ripley, Ohio. He rescued fugitive slaves for nearly fifteenJohn Parker was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron molder and industrialist who helped hundreds of slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad resistance movement based in Ripley, Ohio. He rescued fugitive slaves for nearly fifteen…

John Parker was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron molder and industrialist who helped hundreds of slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad resistance movement based in Ripley, Ohio. He rescued fugitive slaves for nearly fifteenJohn Parker was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron molder and industrialist who helped hundreds of slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad resistance movement based in Ripley, Ohio. He rescued fugitive slaves for nearly fifteen…

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