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A sad and tragic day in Tulsa,OK, which brought shame to our city. What we lost, we have never regained. It is a powerful history that should translate into lessons of compassion and harmony.

One hour of American slavery is fraught with more misery than ages of that which we rose in rebellion to oppose. by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

One hour of American slavery is fraught with more misery than ages of that which we rose in rebellion to oppose. by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

First African American women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920 These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,

First African American women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920 These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,

Three women from Guadeloupe, on Ellis Island, about 1910, by Augustus Sherman

Three women from Guadeloupe, on Ellis Island, about 1910, by Augustus Sherman

1920s Former Farm Girl -- Frances Taylor visits the family farm after living in the big city of San Francisco, and hams it up. from MeraM's flickr stream.

1920s Former Farm Girl -- Frances Taylor visits the family farm after living in the big city of San Francisco, and hams it up. from MeraM's flickr stream.

“Closeup of Mrs. Ruth Cruse outside her home in White Cloud, Kansas, near Troy in Doniphan County in the extreme Northeast corner of the state. She is a descendant of slaves from Missouri who were freed and settled in the area. Her grandmother's wedding dress is in the White Cloud Museum. The town was named for the last great chief of the Iowa Indian tribe, which was given land in the area by treaty in 1836.” Patricia D. Duncan, September 1974.

“Closeup of Mrs. Ruth Cruse outside her home in White Cloud, Kansas, near Troy in Doniphan County in the extreme Northeast corner of the state. She is a descendant of slaves from Missouri who were freed and settled in the area. Her grandmother's wedding dress is in the White Cloud Museum. The town was named for the last great chief of the Iowa Indian tribe, which was given land in the area by treaty in 1836.” Patricia D. Duncan, September 1974.

The first black Catholic bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers, as pictured in the 7 May issue of Jet Magazine, United States, 1953, photograph by David Jackson.

The first black Catholic bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers, as pictured in the 7 May issue of Jet Magazine, United States, 1953, photograph by David Jackson.

Full length portrait, young AFrican American girl standing by a tassled chair, holding doll and handle of baby doll carriage, ca. 1870. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography

Full length portrait, young AFrican American girl standing by a tassled chair, holding doll and handle of baby doll carriage, ca. 1870. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography

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