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Fannie Lou Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant activist of civil rights.

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10 Stunning Photos of Black Women from the Victorian Era

Amazing what wonders surface on the internet. Recently we came across these incredible images of women of color from the Victorian era (mainly from 1860 to 1901) on Downtown LA life. Not much is kn…

Fultz Quadruplets 1st documented quads born May 23, 1946. They were born to a poor sharecropper father & a mother who couldn't read or write. Named by the opportunistic doctor & taken advantage of Pet Milk. 3 of the 4 would die of breast cancer by the age of 55 allegedly by caused by Pet Milk

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was the first African-American woman to become a licensed airplane pilot. She persevered through discrimination and danger in order to fly in the early days of aviation. Like many aviators of the early 20th century, she made her living as a barnstormer, similar to today’s stunt pilots. People lined up to see “Queen Bess” or “Brave Bessie” in action.

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Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance

Paperback - A thoroughly researched collection of profiles offers well-rounded portraits of twenty notable African Americans from the Harlem Renaissance, unsung heroes as well as the famous and the le

Mrs. Ella Newsome, an angel of mercy to southern soldiers in the Civil War