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The Real Django:  This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based.  His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie DJango Unchained is loosely based. His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet.

In 1844, Alexandre Dumas père wrote The Three Musketeers. He is the grandson of a Haitian Marie-Cessette Dumas, and his father remains the highest ranking African descent soldier in any European army. The lack of prejudice reflects the equality-liberty-fraternity motto of France. He is one of the most widely read French Authors and his works have been made into over 200 movies.

In Alexandre Dumas père wrote The Three Musketeers. The lack of prejudice reflects the equality-liberty-fraternity motto of France. He is one of the most widely read French Authors and his works have been made into over 200 movies.

Black  Inventors

I didn't know there were so many things invented by black people, especially when slavery was still so present in our society, I'm surprised that they were still given the recognition.

Bass Reeves... The original Lone Ranger. Wow!

The real-life Django: black Wild West marshal Bass Reeves who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men

The real-life Django. Bass Reeves, born a slave in broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Became a Deputy U. Marshal in 1875 at the age of During his career he arrested felons, killed 14 men, was never shot.

1964- The owner of the Monson Motel pours acid in the swimming pool to force the black children out who attempted to integrate the pool. This is the same hotel that denied entry to Martin Luther King Jr that same year. It became an important location in the St. Augustine Movement, which is a major part of the Civil Rights movement in the 60’s.

Hotel owner James Brock pouring muriatic acid in the pool of the Monson Motor Lodge in Saint Augustine while black protesters swim in it,

Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Bradys Washington, D.C. studio- February 4th, 1849.  WAT

FAKE: Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D. studio- February NOPE, this is a fake photo created for the book Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter.

Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry! In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective. http://www.cafepress.com/gkcstore

Black Abolitionists: Osborne Anderson The Only African American to Survive

15-year-old Dorothy was abused and stoned in Charlotte school

Dorthy Counts-Charlotte NC was actually the first black in America to step foot in an all white school. in 1957 she was treated so badly she had to leave the school after 4 days. That's 3 years before Ruby Bridges or any other integration story.

Charles Hamilton Houston,"The Man Who Killed Jim Crow" (if you haven't already seen this film, treat yourself. Check your local library), a renowned civil rights attorney, was widely recognized as the architect of the civil rights strategy that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education.  He was also a mentor to Thurgood Marshall who successfully litigated the pivotal Brown case.

Charles Hamilton Houston,"The Man Who Killed Jim Crow" (if you haven't already…

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

List of #USPresidents, including family, genealogy, #FirstLadies and more. The President of the United States is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States. Information on every president's birthplace, political party, term of office, and much more...

Home is where your own president doesnt *&^% you over when you are innocent. The Presidents of the United States of America. Reminds me of grade when I had to memorize all of them to pass history class.

African-American inventor Elijah the Real McCoy was born in Canada on May 2, 1844, the son of escaped slaves.  During his life time McCoy received 57 patents for devices which improved versions of his automatic lubrication process. The high quality of McCoy's inventions gained such notoriety that the phrase "the Real McCoy" was coined to distinguish his inventions from cheap imitations.

Elijah McCoy, an African-American man, invented a device to keep train wheels oiled while the train was running. Others tried similar devices, but his was the best – and that’s the origination of the phrase The Real McCoy

Gawking US Slave: Sarah "Saartjie" Baartman: The Real Life of the Hottentot Venus

Satire of the Hottentot Venus (Saartjie Baartman) exhibited in Paris naked except for a loin-cloth, with two Scots soldiers in kilts, a young Parisienne and a well-dressed gentleman admiring her from different angles.

Johnny Ringo (aka John Peters) (May 3, 1850 – July 13, 1882) was an outlaw Cowboy of the American Old West who was affiliated with Ike Clanton and Frank Stilwell in Cochise County, Arizona Territory during 1881-1882.

He's no hero BUT is a part of American West history. Johnny Ringo (aka John Peters) (May 1850 – July was an outlaw Cowboy of the American Old West who was affiliated with Ike Clanton and Frank Stilwell in Cochise County, Arizona Territory during

Africa | Benin / Dahomey: A member of the Mino or 'Dahomey Amazons' , c. 1890 | The Dahomey Amazons or Mino were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin) which lasted until the end of the 19th century. The Mino were recruited from among the ahosi ('king's wives') of which there were often hundreds.

Fighting-women of the Fon (Dahomey people) held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King