What a special young woman! Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.
This photo was taken in Washington DC in 1916 at the Convention of Former Slaves. Pictured from left to right is Annie Parram age Anna Angales age Elizabeth Berkeley age 125 and Sadie Thompson age This isn't history. This is herstory!
Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was born into a royal West African dynasty. Orphaned at a very young age, she later became Queen Victoria’s goddaughter and a celebrity for her extraordinary intelligence.
Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.
Beautiful photography on the porch. Cudjo Lewis is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin).
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.