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An African American and a white girl study a sign in the integrated Long Island community of Lakeview, New York, on April 1962. It reads "Negroes! This community could become another ghetto. You owe it to your 'family' to buy in another community." The sign was an attempt to keep African Americans from exceeding the number of whites who want to live in an integrated town. (AP Photo)

An African American and a white girl study a sign in the integrated Long Island community of Lakeview, New York, on April It reads “Negroes! This community could become another ghetto. You owe it to your ‘family’ to buy in another community.

"Phillip B. Downing, an African American, invented the mailbox in 1891." African American Inventors

Philip B. Downing, a black man, created the first protective postal mailbox in Before then, mailboxes were semi open which exposed mail to thieves stealing it and to being destroyed by the natural elements like rain and snow.

In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent federal troops to forcibly integrate Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard to prevent entry by nine African-American students who came to be known as "The Little Rock Nine". In this famous photo, Elizabeth Eckford bravely walks through a hostile crowd of white students and their parents.

"Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan" by Will Counts; depicts Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine as she walks to her formerly white only school.

First Black women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920

These women & their families had to face violence etc. to vote and we sometimes sit and do nothing.Biddy Craft/First African American women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920

Circassian Woman

Date unknown Circassian Beauty In the P. Barnum exhibited women whom he claimed were Circassian beauties. They wore a distinctive Afro hair style and were known as “moss haired girls.

Death At An Early Age  Failure Of The Educational System - Dr. Amos Wilson  [Instant Audio Download]

Clark Doll Test, The Clarks gave black children in integrated and segregated schools two dolls that differed only in skin color. The black children consistently said the white doll was prettier, better, and the one they wanted to play with.

African American Culture, Photos and Prints at Art.com

One of the not so fabulous moments in Students, Steve Posten and Jessalyn Gray being taunted by white racists outside Texarkana Junior College in Texas. The police really let everyone down that day.

Bruce Davidson - Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and their children at a peace rally in NYC, 1962.

Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, and their children protest at a CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) peace demonstration, NYC, 1962 (Bruce Davidson) via specialnights

Here's a black Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in the 80s. In front of him, touching his shield is a curious little boy dressed in a Klan hood & robe. I've stared at this pic & wondered what that Trooper was thinking.  And i know the photographer!  how weird is that...

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

AAME :

Ophelia DeVore Born in 1922 in Edgefield, SC. In 1946 she launched the Grace Del Marco Agency, one of the first modeling agencies and charm schools to book African Americans.

You've heard of the Kent State shootings and you may know of the Jackson State killings -- but do you know about the Orangeburg massacre? On Feb. 8, 1968, three students were killed and 28 were injured in Orangeburg, South Carolina — most shot in the back by the state police while protesting segregation at the local bowling alley.

Orangeburg massacre - On Feb. three students were killed and 28 were injured in Orangeburg, South Carolina — most shot in the back by the state police while protesting segregation at the local bowling alley.

The Orangeburg massacre is the most common name given to an incident on February 8, 1968, in which nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation at a bowling alley near the campus of South Carolina State College, a historically black college. Three men were killed and twenty-eight persons were injured; most victims were shot in the back. ~ additional comment from Colleen Griffin re: comment…

Why America needs to reject the Charleston massacre’s dangerous narrative of forgiveness

The Orangeburg massacre is the most common name given to an incident on February 8, 1968, in which nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation at a bowling alley near the campus of South Carolina State College, a historically black college. Three men were killed and twenty-eight persons were injured; most victims were shot in the back. ~ additional comment from Colleen Griffin re: comment…

Sarah Forbes Bonetta was captured  during a slave hunt in Africa and was later given to Queen Victoria as a gift, aged just eight years old

The black faces famous in British life long before the Windrush

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years

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