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The author of the zombie novel World War Z (and son of Mel) delves into the lives of black WWI heroes for his latest, The Harlem Hellfighters, out this month. Here's how he enjoys L.A. with his nine-year-old boy...

The author of the zombie novel World War Z (and son of Mel) delves into the lives of black WWI heroes for his latest, The Harlem Hellfighters, out this month. Here's how he enjoys L.

Susie King Taylor, the first Black Army Nurse.  She took care of all the Black army troops named the First South Carolina Volunteers, 33rd Regiment, during the Civil War.  This Union nurse was never paid for her work like many Black nurses during that time.

The 1st Black Nurse: Susie King Taylor

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.

Convention of former slaves: Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thompson, 110. Washington, D.C., 1916. Oh, I wish someone had interviewed them or could just talk to them  now!

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!

Harriet Tubman as a young woman

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.

Women's History Post of the Day: Mary Fields was the first African American woman and the second American woman to be employed as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. Mary was hired by the U.S. Postal Service because she was able to hitch a team of six horses to a Stagecoach faster than anyone other applicant. She earned the nickname Stagecoach Mary because of her reliability even in inclement weather that caused her to walk up to ten miles in the snow.

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.

Cudjo Lewis (1841–1935) 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).

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).

"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.

If we do not stop oppression when it is a seed, it will be very hard to stop when it is a tree. Why is it that black people are constantly told to forget their history? We should never ever forget it! History is to  remind us of the past, so that we wan't go back there. So, don't try to erase it, just because you are a shamed what your ancestors (their legacy and benefits) did.

*SLAVERY ~ The Horror of Slavery. How these whippings to human beings made white people feel comfortable doing this to black people in the American South.

The Zombies’ “Time Of The Season” Will Take You Back To The Summer Of Love! | Society Of Rock Videos

The Zombies’ “Time Of The Season” Will Take You Back To The Summer Of Love! | Society Of Rock Videos

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