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Texas Black Cowboys The Hobgoods were Black Cowboys that was the first free men to settle in LaMarque Texas. (A little of my family history.)

Texas Black Cowboys The Hobgoods were Black Cowboys that was the first free men to settle in LaMarque Texas. (A little of my family history.)

COLONEL CARMEN AMELIA ROBLES, AN AFRICAN-MEXICAN WOMAN WHO WAS AN IMPORTANT LEADER DURING THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION.

COLONEL CARMEN AMELIA ROBLES, AN AFRICAN-MEXICAN WOMAN WHO WAS AN IMPORTANT LEADER DURING THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION.

Buffalo Soldiers 10th Calvary 1894 - Montana Historical Society (one of my favorite photos of all time! Look at that swag!)

Buffalo Soldiers 10th Calvary 1894 - Montana Historical Society (one of my favorite photos of all time! Look at that swag!)

100 years before Rosa Parks there was Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911). She was an author, poet and abolitionist. Born free in Baltimore, she had a prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at age 20 and her first novel (Iola Leroy) at age 67. In 1850, she became the first woman to teach sewing at the Union Seminary. In 1851, she helped blacks along the Underground Railroad en route to Canada, running from the  Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

100 years before Rosa Parks there was Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911). She was an author, poet and abolitionist. Born free in Baltimore, she had a prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at age 20 and her first novel (Iola Leroy) at age 67. In 1850, she became the first woman to teach sewing at the Union Seminary. In 1851, she helped blacks along the Underground Railroad en route to Canada, running from the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

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