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Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 - May 3, 1967) was an American actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe, she was one of the first African-American film stars and was one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.

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Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator, the first female pilot of African American descent, and the first person of African American d...

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36 More Stunning Photos of Black Women in the Victorian Era

“But there weren't any black people back then!” When people of color are erased from images of historical eras, some folks have any number of excuses. These stunning Victorian photos blow those excuses away.

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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.

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Circa 1920s. Marriages between Chinese men and African American women were common in Texas, in the South and throughout the Caribbean in the late 1800s.

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