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Happy Birthday to the one and only Cicely Tyson! There has been some debate about her actual age (she did not dispute a New York Times artic...

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Happy Birthday to the one and only Cicely Tyson! There has been some debate about her actual age (she did not dispute a New York Times article last year that said she was 88 years old, which would.

Left to right: Ella Baker and Ruby Dee at the Jeanette Rankin News Conference in 1968. Ella Baker was a civil rights activist that helped organize the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and assisted with the formation of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Ruby Dee was a film actress and activist who participated in the Civil Rights Movement and was a member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

5 Women Who Changed Everything

In this slideshow, meet 10 of the most important female civil rights leaders in America, including Rosa Parks, Ella Baker and Coretta Scott King.

Black History Month - Rosa Parks

Black History Month - Rosa Parks, she started a movement!

Dr Shirley Jackson, 1973-First black female to earn a doctorate from MIT, research asst @ Fermilab, visiting scientist @ CERN, theoretical physicist @ Bell Labs, chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, & now highest paid US president college univ

Dr Shirley Jackson, 1973-First black female to earn a doctorate from MIT, research asst @ Fermilab, visiting scientist @ CERN, theoretical physicist @ Bell Labs, chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, & now highest paid US president college univ

"Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President and Nuclear Physicist Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, PhD in Nuclear Physics from MIT (same year as the image) and former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed by President William Clinton.

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On this day (June in 1949 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher was the first Black woman admitted to The University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Vintage mom with kids.

:::::::: Vintage Photograph :::::::: African American Mother and her beautiful little family. I adore this portrait - it's one of my favourites! How about "Mother and her beautiful little family?

James Baldwin, May Mercier, Hazel Scott, Memphis Slim - "Expatriates in Paris" (1963) ~Repinned Via Iris Robinson  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=153930

May Mercier, Memphis Slim, James Baldwin and Hazel Scott, supporting the “Protest march on Washington” Paris, France

Nelson creates complex shadows to heighten the drama of his image of schoolchildren.

'Heart And Soul': An African-American History

Kadir Nelson creates complex shadows to heighten the drama of his image of schoolchildren.

African American WACs  (U.S. Army), World War II by Black History Album, via Flickr

"Hospital Apprentices second class Ruth C. Isaacs, Katherine Horton and Inez Patterson (left to right) are the first Negro WAVES to enter the Hospital Corps School at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD." 2 March (US National Archives)

Black Then is a site devoted to discovering the real truth about African American history and culture.Robinson died after having a heart attack at home in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 53. Complications of heart disease and diabetes weakened Robinson and made him almost blind by middle age. 16 months earlier, Jackie Robinson Jr, at the age of 24, was killed in an automobile accident. The experience with his son’s drug addiction turned […]  The post ​October 24, 1972: Jackie Robinson Died…

Unita Blackwell is a civil rights activist and the first black woman to be elected mayor in the state of Mississippi. Blackwell was born on March

cicely tyson 1964 - 40

cicely tyson 1964 - 40

Happy bday!!!

Today is Rosa Park Day!

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Legendary actress Cicely Tyson was honored at BET Network’s 2012 Leading Women Defined summit for her bold contributions to Hollywood.

The Fultz girls-Mary Anne, Mary Alice, Mary Catherine and Mary Louise- were the first set of black quadruplets. They were born in May 1946 to a mute mother and a father who was a farmer. They were featured in Ebony and Jet Magazines. They debuted at the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority ball in 1964,  and attended Bethune Cookman College for 2 years, but didn't do too well. They graduated from the Barbizon modeling school, and had jobs modeling. Mary Catherine is the only quad still alive today.

The Fultz Quadruplets Go To School - Jet Magazine, March 1953

Stunning vintage snapshots show the beauty of African-American women in their normal lives from between 1920s to 1940s.

Stunning Vintage Photos Show The Beauty Of African-American Women From Between 1920s And 1940s

Three women in the Charles “Teenie” Harris, photographer. Teenie Harris Photograph Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.