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Adm. Michelle Howard becomes first four-star woman in Navy history

Admiral Michelle Howard Navy's first woman four star Admiral, first African-American woman to attain four-star rank in Pentagon history as well as being the first African-American woman to command a U.

Black civil rights demonstrators attacked by police water hose. Birmingham, Alabama May 1963.

I hate pictures of this time in history but w/o going through this we wouldn't be here today. Black civil rights demonstrators attacked by police water hose. Birmingham, Alabama May

Separated: This image shows a neon sign, also in Mobile, Alabama, marking a separate entrance for African Americans encouraged by the Jim Crow laws. This shows how personal beliefs can turn into change. Act on what is right and wrong. This was so wrong.

A country divided: Stunning photographs capture the lives of ordinary Americans during segregation in the Jim Crow south

Life under Segregation: Department Store, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 (photo courtesy of The Gordon Parks Foundation / Steidl)

Booker T. Washington - "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." <3 Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915.

Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 1856 – November was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community.

What a charmingly sweet image of a 1940s mom and her little girl (it's so cute how they're both wearing bows in their hair).

African American Women with Daughter. Woman and her daughter in the Frederick Douglass housing project in the Anacostia section of Washington, D., Gordon Parks, Library of Congress

African-Native Americans-Between 1680&1700 fewer Europeans migrated 2 the colonies-Planters began 2 import more Africans as slaves. the House of Burgesses in Virginia enacted a new slave code in 1705; added new provisions that embedded the principles of white supremacy in the law. By early 18th cent, colonial courts & legislatures had racialized slavery,essentially creating a caste system in which slavery applied nearly exclusively 2 Black Africans,people of African descent, & Native…

“Black people did not "come to this country seeking a better life.” They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships–treated not like human beings but like things, commodities to be traded and used to.

"I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work."   --- Alvin Ailey  Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer and activist who popularized modern dance and revolutionized African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.

Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey, African American choreographer and activist, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC. Ailey is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African American participation

Shark Island is a small island located off the coast of Nambia. It’s the site where over hundred years ago the Germans held a concentration camp which was also known as “Death Island”. Shark Island Concentration Camp is something like other African tragedies that is omitted from history  Over 10,000 African people from the Herero and Namaqua tribe were killed between 1905 to 1907. At the time Nambia was under the German empire

Hitler's Holocaust blueprint: A new book reveals how the Kaiser's Germany used concentration camps in Africa to advance their theories of racial supremacy

Shark Island is a small island located off the coast of Nambia. It’s the site where over hundred years ago the Germans held a concentration camp which was also known as “Death Island”. Shark Island Concentration Camp is something like other African traged

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