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Every month is a good month to celebrate African-American History Month. "The Dalit Panthers were a militant Dalit organization founded in Bombay in modeled after the Black Panther Party." South Asians Celebrate African-American History Month.

A Forgotten Heroine: Civil rights activist Daisy Bates fought to dismantle Arkansas’ segregation laws.

A Forgotten Heroine: Civil rights activist Daisy Bates fought to dismantle Arkansas’ segregation laws.

Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom marching w. signs (R-L) Matthew Ahmann, Floyd McKissick, Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, by Robert W. Kelley 1963

Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom marching w. signs (R-L) Matthew Ahmann, Floyd McKissick, Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, by Robert W. Kelley 1963

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

Women in the War Industry  Amanda Smith, an African-American woman employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company.  Between 1940 and 1944, approximately one million civilian African Americans entered the labor force; 600,000 of them were female. The proportion of black women in industrial occupations almost tripled during the war, rising from 6.5 to 18 percent. Los Angeles-area aircraft plants were among the first to offer them employment.  This woman worked at the Long…

Women in the War Industry Amanda Smith, an African-American woman employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company. Between 1940 and 1944, approximately one million civilian African Americans entered the labor force; 600,000 of them were female. The proportion of black women in industrial occupations almost tripled during the war, rising from 6.5 to 18 percent. Los Angeles-area aircraft plants were among the first to offer them employment. This woman worked at the Long…

Aida Overton Walker (14 February 1880 – 11 October 1914), also billed as "The Queen of the Cakewalk", was an African-American vaudeville performer. She appeared with her husband and his performing partner Bert Williams, and in groups such as Black Patti's Troubadours. She was also a solo dancer and choreographer for vaudeville shows.

Aida Overton Walker (14 February 1880 – 11 October 1914), also billed as "The Queen of the Cakewalk", was an African-American vaudeville performer. She appeared with her husband and his performing partner Bert Williams, and in groups such as Black Patti's Troubadours. She was also a solo dancer and choreographer for vaudeville shows.

He was 14 yrs. 6mos. and 5 days old --- and the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th Century

He was 14 yrs. 6mos. and 5 days old --- and the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th Century

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