13 Books That Every African-American Should Have In His/Her Home
The Miseducation of the Negro is a classic work in which Dr. Woodson critiques an antiquated and propagandist education system that left many blacks unable to think for themselves, uplift their race and solve problems confronting their community. Dr. Woodson strongly believed that “miseducated” African-Americans should learn to become self-reliant and sacrifice for the progress of their people, in lieu of seeking higher paying jobs and becoming dependent on their oppressors.
Too Black For America: 1950's Beauty Helen Williams - The First African American Fashion Model >>Helen Williams was the 1st female African American fashion model to break into the mainstream. But it was the French, rather than the Americans, that embraced her.
Freedman's Cemetery This area of Dallas County was settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Freedman's Cemetery, a graveyard for African Americans, was established in 1869 on one acre of land purchased by trustee Sam Eakins. http://www.texasescapes.com/Cemeteries/Dallas-TX-Freedmans-Cemetery.htm
Black cowboys of the late 1800s. From the plantations of the South to the plains of Texas, black cowboys made their mark on the subduing of the vast western territories, keeping the peace with indigenous peoples, "putting out fires" as buffalo soldiers sent to hot spots, and later as cowboys in America's cattle industry and -- gaining fame and glory in the rodeos.