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Olaudah Equiano, contemporary abolitionist leader of William Wilberforce, and former slave, writer, thinker, dreamer

Equiano --A freed African slave who wrote the first known slave narrative. Became a famous proponent of British abolitionism and worked with William Wilberforce. [On a side note, he--as well as Wilberforce--are main characters in movie " Amazing Grace".

Knowledge & intelligence are know no color

Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the - a U. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could.

"Young Nurse", NYC ca. late 1800s.

April Susie King Taylor takes charge of a school for ex-slaves in GA. She will be the laundress attached to an all-black Union Army regiment, the black Army nurse & the only black woman to publish a memoir of her Civil War life.

Sally Hemmings Portrait, slave of Thomas Jefferson and mother to his children.

Who Was Sally Hemings? min) TV-PG Thomas Jefferson had a 37 year relationship and fathered several children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings.

From Facebook - "Vintage African American Photographs" page 9/2015.  1939

Aunt and Cousin, in Longview, MS 1939 - Vintage African American Photographs by Damion Poe Black History Album .

vintagesusie & wings: A Vintage Mother's Day Wish

Inspiration for Rosemary Watts (and Priscilla) +~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Mother and Daughter in layers of lace.

Crown Princess (later Empress) Menen Asfaw of Ethiopia.

Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Wolete Giyorgis, 3 April 1891 – 15 February wife and consort of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes, became the first African American to be appointed dean of a predominantly white medical school in the United States. In 1993, Ross-Lee became the first African American woman dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001.

Barbara Ross-Lee, Sister of Diana Ross. Academic administrator and osteopathic physician Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee was born on June in Detroit, Michigan, to Fred Ross, Sr. and Ernestine Moten.