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african americans in 1930's | The lady on the right was my maternal grandmother, Mary Francis ...


Brilliant!!! All I want to be is me. Not anyone else's Idea of who I can be... God is my shepherd.


The Mike Douglas Show...Another show my parents watched when I wanted to watch cartoons.


Servant of God Augustus Tolton (April 1, 1854 - July 9, 1897), baptized Augustine Tolton, was the first Roman Catholic priest in the United States publicly known to be black when he was ordained in 1886. (James Augustine Healy, ordained in 1854, and Patrick Francis Healy, ordained in 1864 were of mixed-race.) A former slave who was baptized and reared Catholic, Tolton studied formally in Rome. He was ordained in Rome on Easter Sunday at the Cathedral-Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.

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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr Besides actress, also became a pioneer in the field of wireless communications following her emigration to the United States. The international beauty icon, along with co-inventor George Anthiel, developed a "Secret Communications System" to help combat the Nazis in World War II. By manipulating radio frequencies at irregular intervals between transmission and reception, the invention formed an unbreakable code to prevent classified messages from being intercepted by enemy…


JULIA FRANCIS DANIELS, born a slave, 1848, in Georgia. "I has 17 chill'en through the year. I ain't what I used to be for work'in. I done plenty work in my primer days." (Texas Slave Narratives 1936-1938)


1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American.

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Lena Horne obituary

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. On a more personal note, you may remember her singing the alphabet on Sesame Street - if you watched in the late 70's, early 80's. ( #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory


An Air Force pararescueman fast-ropes from an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during a personnel recovery demonstration at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2016. The airman is assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron and the helicopter crew is assigned to the 101st Rescue Squadron. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy

106th Rescue Wing Celebrates Family Day at FS Gabreski Pararescuemen from the 103rd Rescue Squadron and aircrew from the 101st Rescue Squadron conduct a personnel recovery demonstration at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2016. The demonstration took part during a family day, and involved pararescuemen fastroping from a HH-60G Pave Hawk, recovering simulated downed personnel, then using a rope ladder to return to the aircraft. Both squadrons belong to the…