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Father & daughter circa, 1900.

Father & daughter circa, 1900.

1920s Bride Mae Walker, Madam Walker Family Archives, www.aleliabundles.com James Van Der Zee, photographer

1920s Bride Mae Walker, Madam Walker Family Archives, www.aleliabundles.com James Van Der Zee, photographer

Black Victorian

Black Victorian

FOR BETTER OR WORSEFormal studio wedding portrait of an African American bride and groom. James Van Der Zee, photographer.

FOR BETTER OR WORSEFormal studio wedding portrait of an African American bride and groom. James Van Der Zee, photographer.

Share the rich history and heritage of African American debutante balls and cotillions!

Share the rich history and heritage of African American debutante balls and cotillions!

Bride To Be, 1880: Three quarter length formal portrait of young lady in bridal gown; lace veil in background. ca. 1880. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.    Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

Bride To Be, 1880: Three quarter length formal portrait of young lady in bridal gown; lace veil in background. ca. 1880. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

Jewel S. LaFontant-MANkarious (1922-1997), A.B. Oberlin 1943, '79 hon., trustee 1981-86. She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U.S. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. #herstory #women's #History

Jewel Lafontant-Mankarious, Lawyer and U.S. Official, Dies

Jewel S. LaFontant-MANkarious (1922-1997), A.B. Oberlin 1943, '79 hon., trustee 1981-86. She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U.S. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. #herstory #women's #History

Wedding couple, Harlem, New York (1937), photographed by James van der Zee.

Wedding couple, Harlem, New York (1937), photographed by James van der Zee.

Anthony Bowen purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland and founded the first YMCA chapter for Kemet in 1853. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to enlist Kemet troops to fight in the civil war. He was also the first Kemet to work in the US Patent Office.

Anthony Bowen purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland and founded the first YMCA chapter for Kemet in 1853. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to enlist Kemet troops to fight in the civil war. He was also the first Kemet to work in the US Patent Office.

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