George "Chicken George" Lea was born about 1806, in North Carolina, the child of Thomas and Kizzy. He married Matilda McGregor Murray in August 1827 in Caswell County, North Carolina. They had seven children during their marriage. He died in 1890 in Henning, Tennessee, having lived a long life of 84 years, and was buried there.

Historical portrait of 'Chicken George', author Alex Haley's ancestor, who was played by Ben Vereen in the 1977 TV miniseries "Roots".

He was an African American legal giant. She was a Filipino American secretary. Cissy Marshall, now 88, recalls their life together and the history she witnessed.

Thurgood Marshall’s interracial love: ‘I don’t care what people think. I’m marrying you.’

He was an African American legal giant. She was a Filipino American secretary. Cissy Marshall, now recalls their life together and the history she witnessed.

eu-si: “ The Earth gave birth to us first. ”

Africa - Ethnolinguistic Map of the Peoples Published in December 1971 with the article “The Zulus: Black Nation in a Land of Apartheid,” this map is a supplement to the “Heritage of Africa” map printed in the same issue.

Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in 1942.

Today in Black History, - Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in For more info, check out today's notes!

FAMILY MAN [1915] ---  Toby James with his daughters Myrtha, Edna and Mauranee. Lincoln, Nebraska, circa 1915.  #blackhistory

FAMILY MAN Toby James and his children Myrtha, Edna and Mauranee. (John Johnson / Courtesy Douglas Keister / NMAAHC, SI) Photos from: “Lost and Found Again: Photos of African-Americans on the.

Alex Haley, Author of Roots, returns to home of his African Ancestors...

Novelist of Roots Alex Haley returns to home of his African ancestors, Juffre village of West Africa

Alex Haley, author of ROOTS, man, male, history, story teller, photography, black and white

Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. His works of historical fiction and reportage depicted the struggles of African Americans.

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