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Huey & Elaine -Berkeley Black Panther Party The Black Panther party burst upon our consciousness when Bobby Seale and other Panthers marched upon the California State Capitol in Sacramento—armed with guns. This approach electrified a generation of black youth. But the Panthers did not encourage hatred. Their “black pride” was not based on denigrating whites, but on showing the black community that they were in control of their own destiny. The Black Panther Party sought to build a…

Joyce Bryant was a blues and jazz singer in the 1940's and 50's. She was referred to as the Black Marilyn Monroe, with "the Voice You'll Always Remember".

Jet magazine, March 10, 1955 — Dorothy Dandridge's Oscar nomination for Carmen Jones (1954). Dandridge was only the third African American to receive a nomination in any category, and the first to be nominated for Best Actress. Grace Kelly won that year for The Country Girl. It would take another 46 years before an African American would win Best Actress (Halle Berry in 2001's Monster's Ball).

President Obama, America 1st Black President meets Yityish Aynah, Israel's 1st Black Miss Israel at a State Dinner hosted by Israel's President Shimon Peres's home in Jerusalem. "Titi" (as she is known) was orphaned at the age of 10 (after both her parents passed) in her home country of Ethiopia & moved to live with her grandparents in Israel. More than 120,000 Ethiopian Jewish Immigrants have moved to Israel since the 1940's (even though life is still a struggle for them).

The Only Woman Electrocuted in Georgia's Electric Chair Such is the story of Lena Baker, an African-American mother of three, who was electrocuted at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville. She was convicted for the fatal shooting of E. B. Knight, a white Cuthbert, Georgia mill operator she was hired to care for after he broke his leg. She was 44 and the only woman ever executed in Georgia’s electric chair. For Baker, a Black maid in the segregated south in the 1940’s, her s...

Free dental clinic (Dr. George Cooper) Davidson, 7/11/1923 by State Archives of North Carolina, via Flickr