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Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii - as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended: "...Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands."

Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii - as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended: "...Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands."

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.

Princess Sara Gizaw Duchess of Harrar is the widow of Prince Makonnen,Duke of Harrar and second son of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. She is the mother of five sons. In her day, Princess Sara was renowned as one of the most beautiful women at the Court of the Emperor of Ethiopia.

Princess Sara Gizaw Duchess of Harrar is the widow of Prince Makonnen,Duke of Harrar and second son of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. She is the mother of five sons. In her day, Princess Sara was renowned as one of the most beautiful women at the Court of the Emperor of Ethiopia.

Australia, until 1960s, Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, classified them as animals, not human beings

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Australia, until 1960s, Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, classified them as animals, not human beings

IN A COTTON FIELD OF SOUT CAROLINA:  SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (10) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

IN A COTTON FIELD OF SOUT CAROLINA: SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (10) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

In 1936, Adolf Hitler hosted the #Olympics in Berlin, intending for them to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy. American Jesse Owens shattered that goal when he won four gold medals in track & field.

In 1936, Adolf Hitler hosted the #Olympics in Berlin, intending for them to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy. American Jesse Owens shattered that goal when he won four gold medals in track & field.

Africa | Uganda's King of the Tooro Kingdom, King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, during his 18th birthday and coronation celebrations in Karuzika Royal Palace at Fort Portal. King Oyo is one of the world’s youngest ruling monarchs. He ascended to throne at age three after his father, King Olimi Kaboyo, died of a heart attack in 1995. He rules over more than 2 million people in the Tooro kingdom, one of four kingdoms allowed by the government to exist in Uganda | © Benedicte Desrus

Africa | Uganda's King of the Tooro Kingdom, King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, during his 18th birthday and coronation celebrations in Karuzika Royal Palace at Fort Portal. King Oyo is one of the world’s youngest ruling monarchs. He ascended to throne at age three after his father, King Olimi Kaboyo, died of a heart attack in 1995. He rules over more than 2 million people in the Tooro kingdom, one of four kingdoms allowed by the government to exist in Uganda | © Benedicte Desrus

The major river basins of Africa.

The major river basins of Africa.

Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him. 1st black pilot with Continental Airlines who had to go through the Supreme Court to get the job. Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry..

Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him

Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him. 1st black pilot with Continental Airlines who had to go through the Supreme Court to get the job. Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry..