19th century portrait from New Zealand: For Maori peoples, Tā moko represents a person’s mana (status or power) in society. The Moko Kauae is a chin tattoo traditional reserved for Māori women with mana (high status and power). More at the link.
Jordan Anderson the Freed slave who penned sarcastic letter to old master in 1865, after he was asked back to farm, pictured for first time. You can't get this level of detail in the American newspapers anymore, you need to surf overseas to read American news. This is a remarkable story, shame most Americans won't know it to this degree.
Nina Mae McKinney, American theatre, film & TV actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo," she was one of the 1st African-American film stars in the US, as well as one of the 1st AA to appear on British TV. She was also the 1st African-American actress to hold a principal role in a mainstream film (Hallelujah) & the 1st African-American actor to sign a long-term contract with a major studio (MGM). Still, Hollywood was afraid to make her into a glamorized icon like white actresses of the time. R.I.P.