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Ballroom dancers Margot Webb and Harold Norton. They performed as “Norton and Margot” in the 1930s and 1940s. Brenda Dixon Gottschild (Amel Larrieux’s mother) has a wonderful book, Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era, with a wealth of information on their career.

Poet Amiri Baraka Is Dead at 79

Amiri Baraka, (Leroi Jones) R.I.P. - The poet and playwright who was one of the central voices in the Black Power movement, died Thursday, 1/9/2014 at age 79.

Garett Morgan, inventor. You owe the 3-color stop light and the gas mask to this man. Born in Paris, Kentucky to Sydney, a former slave and son of Confederate Col. John H. Morgan and Eliza Reed, also a former slave.

The Fultz Sisters: The Fascinating and Tragic Story of America’s First Identical Black Quadruplets

Mr. and Mrs. Fultz were poor with six children when they gave birth to the identical quadruplets in the segregated wing of a North Carolina hospital. Almost simultaneously, the cameras and endorsements came knocking because of the rarity of this high order multiple birth.

This is a photograph of an ex-slave mulatto woman. The photograph was taken in 1941 in Greene County Georgia. the name of the woman is not known.

Malcolm X’s mother

THESE ARE THE PARENTS OF MALCOLM X. THEY WERE FOLLOWERS OF THE HONORABLE MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY. A LOT OF TIMES WE FORGET THAT MALCOLM'S PARENTS WERE GARVEYITES.