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Ota Benga and fellow countrymen at the St Louis World's Fair, 1904

The long read: In Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys.

The Picture – Iwo Jima flag raising

The men who raised the flag on Iwo Jima in Joe Rosenthal's iconic photo from 1945 This was the second flag raising.the first time, the flag was too small. Charles Lindberg helped raise the first flag.

The Texas Slave Who Conned Everyone As a Mexican Millionaire - The Daily Beast

The Texas Slave Who Conned Everyone As a Mexican Millionaire

William Henry Ellis was born into slavery on a Texas cotton plantation but reinvented himself completely and successfully as a Mexican millionaire.

Muhammad Ali's rhymed couplets, like his punches, were brutal and blunt, writes Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "He was, if anything, a master signifier, the Shakespeare of linguistic pugilism, using his words to counterpunch his opponents, well before they stepped in the ring." (Photo Illustration: Matt Chase; Ali by Charles Harrity/AP; glove by Getty Images)

Muhammad Ali, the Political Poet

The fighter used verse to taunt his opponents. But he also used it to bring black radicalism into the mainstream.

Irena Sendlerowa: A phenomenal woman and member of Zegota, a secret organization dedicating to rescuing Polish Jews. She handed out money and clothes, and smuggled children to safety through sewers. She bribed her way out of execution and later was honored by the Polish government for "rescuing the most defenseless victims of Nazi ideology" (children) and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.

How Did This Former Slave Become The Wealthiest Black Woman In Los Angeles? – Financial Juneteenth

Bridget "Biddy" Mason (August 1818 in Hancock County, Georgia – January 1891 in Los Angeles, California) was an African American nurse, and a California real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Nuns at the St. Joseph Health Centre in Bangui, Central African Republic, grow their own algae to feed to malnourished children. Photo by Sebastian Rich

Photos: Algae-growing nuns in Central African Republic fight malnutrition with ingenuity

To Fight Malnutrition, These African Nuns Grow Protein-Rich Spirulina Behind Their Health Clinic

Protesters stand behind barman Alberto Casillas as riot police surround the bar during a demonstration organized by Spain's "indignant" protesters to decry an economic crisis they say has "kidnapped" democracy in Madrid, Spain, on September 25, 2012. Casillas stood up to the police, protecting the protesters who sought refuge in his bar.  (Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images)

Alberto Casillas became the hero of Tuesday s demonstrations after refusing to let riot police enter his bar in search of protestors

Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a child! She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.

Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a child! She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.a living saint in my time.

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