Tag Archives: African American History

Juneteenth Facts

June 19, 2014


3CHICSPOLITICO Hat tip: Madameniore.com Juneteenth is one of the most important days in African American history but we bet there’s still a lot you don’t know about this historic occasion. View original post

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Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86

May 28, 2014


3CHICSPOLITICO Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 By MARGALIT FOX MAY 28, 2014 Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose the author’s girlhood in the Jim Crow South — was among […]

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Maya Angelou’s Arkansas: Dignity and Poverty in the Depression

May 28, 2014


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Watch the World Thank Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014


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Sharecroppers in Oklahoma in 1914

May 8, 2014


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Queen Josephine

September 5, 2013


“The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.” For an amazing array of photos of Ms. Josephine, look here. Josephine Baker, international star of sensational, exotic cabarets including La Revue Nègre, and the infamous Folies Bergère in Paris and Berlin, was born on 3 June 1906 […]

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Mugshot Monday — Goldie Williams Was Out of F**cks #BestMugshotEver #Vintage #AfricanAmericanHistory

August 26, 2013


Historic Nebraska Mug Shots, Goldie Williams, alias Meg Murphy. She defiantly crossed her arms for her Omaha Police Court Mug Shot. Arrested on January 29, 1898 for Vagrancy. Vagrancy Omaha Police Court. Goldie Williams defiantly crossed her arms for her Omaha Police Court Mug Shot. Arrested on January 29, 1898, Williams, also known as Meg […]

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African American WAC from 1945 — Could not love this picture more #History

June 11, 2013


Women’s Army Corps at Camp Shanks, New York Feb. 2, 1945.

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Your Hero for the Day: Mrs. Lizzie Sheppard — The expression on her face alone should earn her a place in history #Vintage #Photo #AfricanAmericanHistory

June 10, 2013


Mrs. Lizzie Sheppard She brought a supremacist to court charging that a white preacher struck her with a rake when she refused to get off the side-walk in front of his home, 5 1/2 months pregnant Mrs. Lizzie Sheppard listens as Rev. Elbert D. Riddick pleads his case in a Portland, Oregon courtroom. He incurred […]

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