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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.

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…

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

William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919) was a late 19th Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab.

William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919) was a late 19th Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab.

Althea Gibson broke the color barrier to become the first African American woman to compete on the world tennis tour

Althea Gibson broke the color barrier to become the first African American woman to compete on the world tennis tour

Visiting Nurse Association St. Louis - Historical Early Black Nurses 1935 by @Vernon Zhang Zhang Dutton, via Flickr

Visiting Nurse Association St. Louis - Historical Early Black Nurses 1935 by @Vernon Zhang Zhang Dutton, via Flickr

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