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Vivian Gordon Harsh, librarian and participant in Chicago's Black Renaissance.

Vivian Gordon Harsh, librarian and participant in Chicago's Black Renaissance.

Barbara Jordan - (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) - an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. On her death she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Barbara Jordan - (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) - an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. On her death she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

The famous opera singer Marian Anderson in the 1920s. Great to see her as a fashionable young woman. Love the dress.

The famous opera singer Marian Anderson in the 1920s. Great to see her as a fashionable young woman. Love the dress.

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., Sister of Diana Ross was the first African American woman to be appointed dean of an American medical school.

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., Sister of Diana Ross was the first African American woman to be appointed dean of an American medical school.

Barbara Jordan emerged as an eloquent and powerful interpreter of the Watergate impeachment investigation at a time when many Americans despaired about the Constitution and the country. As one of the first African Americans elected from the Deep South since 1898 and the first black Congresswoman ever from that region, Jordan lent added weight to her message by her very presence on the House Judiciary Committee

Barbara Jordan emerged as an eloquent and powerful interpreter of the Watergate impeachment investigation at a time when many Americans despaired about the Constitution and the country. As one of the first African Americans elected from the Deep South since 1898 and the first black Congresswoman ever from that region, Jordan lent added weight to her message by her very presence on the House Judiciary Committee

The Honorable Thurgood Marshall (born Thoroughgood Marshall), American chief counsel to the NAACP, Solicitor General, & the 1st African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Before becoming a judge, he was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Ed. When he retired, he was reportedly unhappy about who George H. W. Bush might nominate in his place; it would later be Clarence Thomas…

The Honorable Thurgood Marshall (born Thoroughgood Marshall), American chief counsel to the NAACP, Solicitor General, & the 1st African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Before becoming a judge, he was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Ed. When he retired, he was reportedly unhappy about who George H. W. Bush might nominate in his place; it would later be Clarence Thomas…

A rare portrait of a mother, three children, and their house slave, ca. 1860-1865.

A rare portrait of a mother, three children, and their house slave, ca. 1860-1865.

1st Lady Mae L. Blake, West Angeles COGIC  I Love her, she is so Lady-Like and I believe that she is genuine.

1st Lady Mae L. Blake, West Angeles COGIC I Love her, she is so Lady-Like and I believe that she is genuine.

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