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Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day in 1912.  Founder of the historic Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also one of the invaluable suffragists who worked for black women to have the same equal rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early 20th century.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day, Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also a suffragist who worked for black women to have the same rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early century.

Harriet Tubman circa 1885   Born Araminta Harriet Ross 1820  Dorchester County, Maryland   Died March 10, 1913 (age 93)  Auburn, New York, US   Cause of death Pneumonia   Resting place Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York, U.S.A    Nationality American     Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.

Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Harriet Ross, was an abolitionist who rescued more than 300 slaves using the Underground Railroad, a Union spy during the Civil War and women's suffragist.

Martin Luther King Jr.

A young Martin Luther King Jr. He was born Michael King, Jr., but changed his name to Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was a teen.

Love this 1910 photo of very fashionable ladies. Wish it was in color.  From museumca.org via Pinterest

The six young women in this posed portrait are identified as "The Haymakers". Collection of Oakland Museum of California.

Beautiful black woman 1899...absolutely gorgeous!

This is a portrait of a young African American woman. The photograph was taken in So many of the pictures of African Americans from t.

1863- Gordon, a former slave shows the scars on his back caused by repeated whippings in Baton Rouge. He escaped from a plantation in Mississippi and found a camp of federal soldiers who were supporting the Vicksburg campaign. After medical officers saw the scars they requested a photograph to document it. He’d been whipped so many times that scars began forming right on top of one another.

LEST WE FORGET.Some of the most heartbreaking — pictures made between 1861 and while battles raged between the North and the South. Pictured: A former slave reveals the scars on his back from whippings before he escaped to become a Union soldier.

Bessie Coleman was the first African American Woman to fly an airplane in the year 1922. She was also the first black women to earn a pilot license. She was denied in the U.S and felt that it was her priority to follow her dreams. So she taught herself French, moved to France and got her license there where she learned different styles to flying. Including stunt flying, parachuting, and even aerial tricks.  http://www.biography.com/people/bessie-coleman-36928

A Black History Moment Bessie Coleman Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.

Four African American children, probably three girls and one boy, pose in a living room next to a piano in white dresses. c1910

Four African American children, probably three girls and one boy, pose in a living room next to a piano in white dresses. Want to know more about Black History ?

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