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Elizabeth Keckley bought her freedom and rose to become Mary Todd Lincoln's dress designer and personal confidant.

“I know what liberty is because I know what slavery was.” Elizabeth Keckley Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (Circa Feb 1818 - May

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Caroline Still Wiley Anderson, Philadelphia's first Black doctor @ møe 🌞⛅🌟 fσℓℓσω мє for more!

Before graduate student Mike King began using his given name, Martin Luther, before Detroit Red changed his name to Malcolm X, and before Medgar Evers joined the NAACP, civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered.   He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement, but even fewer know his story.

Civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered. He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement.

The Brown Family - Brown vs. Board of Education  Topeka, Kansas

Separate but Equal: Segregation in the Public Schools -- The Brown Family - Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas -- In the Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

Charlotte Ray   February 27, 1872 Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard Law School. She is the first African American lawyer in the U.S.

Susan Smith McKinney Steward was the first Black American woman to earn a medical doctorate (M.) in New York State and the third in the United States.

Dr. Alexa Canady became the first african american woman neurosurgeon in 1981.:

Alexa Canady became the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the United States in From 1987 to Canady was chief of neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Michigan. In less than 10 percent of all medical students were women.

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.

Mid-Century Breakthrough: 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

She's so beautiful. How many unknown, unsung, women brought up others children aswell as their own throughout history. Sometimes in the most apalling situations with no rights no pay etc or worse deemed only a "slave". case for humanity the lack thereof

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Chance: During the time period of slavery in America the white slave owners would have sex with their black female slaves, and the result often was children being born. Many slave owners did not he…

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