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Alessandro de Medici The Medici family played a major role in the Italian Renaissance. Not only did Alessandro patronize many of the greatest artists of the time, he was buried in a tomb designed by Michelangelo. Medici was the first black head of state in the Western World, but his ethnicity was rarely addressed. The prince was born to a black servant woman named Simonetta da Collavechio and 17-year-old Cardinal Giulio de Medici, who later became Pope Clement VII.

18 Famous Black People You May Not Have Known Were Black

Alessandro de Medici The Medici family played a major role in the Italian Renaissance. Not only did Alessandro patronize many of the greatest artists of the time, he was buried in a tomb designed by Michelangelo. Medici was the first black head of state in the Western World, but his ethnicity was rarely addressed. The prince was born to a black servant woman named Simonetta da Collavechio and 17-year-old Cardinal Giulio de Medici, who later became Pope Clement VII.

The 2014 honourees hailed from Southampton and Hamilton Parish, of note including the huge Furbert, Hill, Hodgson, Richardson and Smith families is the Gibbons Family featuring Pernice Walburn, Native American Slave.  She married Robert Gibbons.  Family stories are recalled and documented about this event. The couple married in August 1843 in a Hamilton Parish Anglican Church in Bermuda. Pink Pillars Vision: History

The 2014 honourees hailed from Southampton and Hamilton Parish, of note including the huge Furbert, Hill, Hodgson, Richardson and Smith families is the Gibbons Family featuring Pernice Walburn, Native American Slave. She married Robert Gibbons. Family stories are recalled and documented about this event. The couple married in August 1843 in a Hamilton Parish Anglican Church in Bermuda. Pink Pillars Vision: History

FULL: President Trump Meeting Honoring Black History Month at the White House 02-1-2017 | Off Topics  President Donald Trump met Wednesday with several African-American leaders for a listening session to kick off Black History Month. The session was attended by Ben Carson Trump's nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development his sole black Cabinet pick.  "Well this is Black History Month so this is our little breakfast our little get-together" Trump said seated beside…

FULL: President Trump Meeting Honoring Black History Month at the White House 02-1-2017 | Off Topics President Donald Trump met Wednesday with several African-American leaders for a listening session to kick off Black History Month. The session was attended by Ben Carson Trump's nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development his sole black Cabinet pick. "Well this is Black History Month so this is our little breakfast our little get-together" Trump said seated beside…

Marpessa Dawn. A great actress who many forgot, but who's performance in her first film, "Black Orpheus", is now a classic. wow!

Marpessa Dawn. A great actress who many forgot, but who's performance in her first film, "Black Orpheus", is now a classic. wow!

Andrea Smith is a Native American activist and academic hailed for her Cherokee heritage. One small problem: She’s not Cherokee.

Meet the Native American Rachel Dolezal

Andrea Smith is a Native American activist and academic hailed for her Cherokee heritage. One small problem: She’s not Cherokee.

Andrea Smith is a Native American activist and academic hailed for her Cherokee heritage. One small problem: She’s not Cherokee.

Meet the Native American Rachel Dolezal

Andrea Smith is a Native American activist and academic hailed for her Cherokee heritage. One small problem: She’s not Cherokee.

Knappton Cove Heritage Center on Long Beach Peninsula, WA - Once serving as a quarantine station for immigrants to the West Coast of the United States, the Knappton Cover Heritage Center now holds some of the most interesting history of the Long Beach Peninsula. Hailed as the "Ellis Island of the Columbia River," Knappton Cove was the first stop for a huge number of folks who were seeking the American way of life, and its facilities treated a huge number of those infected with everything…

Knappton Cove Heritage Center on Long Beach Peninsula, WA - Once serving as a quarantine station for immigrants to the West Coast of the United States, the Knappton Cover Heritage Center now holds some of the most interesting history of the Long Beach Peninsula. Hailed as the "Ellis Island of the Columbia River," Knappton Cove was the first stop for a huge number of folks who were seeking the American way of life, and its facilities treated a huge number of those infected with everything…

Black Then | The Men From Mars: The Two Brothers Who Were Kidnapped And Made Into A Sideshow Freaks

Black Then | The Men From Mars: The Two Brothers Who Were Kidnapped And Made Into A Sideshow Freaks

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