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A promo poster for Dr. Martin Luther King to give a speech on the day of his death. A great man taken from us but his legacy lives on.
Harriet Ross Tubman, 1911. In my opinion one the most interesting women in the world, past or present. Its difficult to summarize her bio in 500 characters. She was an adventurer, humanitarian, reformer, spy & hero. The links give an account of her life & accomplishments. I chose this image because it fits her other name, "Moses". http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny-tubman.html, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html.
This photograph is capturing and recording history from the Civil Rights Movement. The picture is depicting police brutality. Is it up to the photographer to save the person from being beaten or for them to document the event so they may share the image and impact other people? http://photos.state.gov/galleries/usinfo-photo/39/civil_rights_07/
Olympic icon Jesse Owens and his wife, Ruth Owens, return home from the Olympics in Berlin on August 24, 1936. The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, the Oakville, Alabama-born Mr. Owens won a record 4 gold medals at the 1936 games, annihilating the racist myth of white superiority in the presence of Adolph Hitler. Mr. Owens stated after his victories, “When I came back to my native country, after all the stories about Hitler, I couldn’t ride in the front of th
Maya and Malcolm
Feb 03, 1959.... rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minnesota. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with "That'll Be the Day." So sad I can't even believe it, till this very day!! But what icons and forever rock n roll legends Xoxo F
Aborigines only make up about two percent of Australia’s population but about 40 percent of those in its prisons. In the Northern Territory, 85 percent of prisoners are Aboriginal
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photo taken by Alexander Gardner that's been colorized. This photo was taken in 1865 just two months before President Lincoln was killed.
Great African American Men
Loving biracial family back in the day. Robert and Mildred Loving , who helped change America for the better.
Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, adviser to presidents of the U.S. Originally born a slave, he became the voice of those newly oppressed by disfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states. Teaching at Tuskegee Institute, a historically black university, he called for black progress through education entrepreneurship. See: Up From Slavery.
Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Alabama, 1961. (After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.)
The most untalked about, unappreciated, unknown giant in the African American community - Vivien_Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s.
Unwanted babies for sale in Italy, 1940's Unwanted because of poverty, war, rape, prostitution, starvation, homelessness...
"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman. [Applies to many situations. More wonderful older women at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/ ]
JFK and Jackie O
This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.
Mugshots of Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961. I love their faces and the range of emotions. All the tiny and not so tiny smiles, as if they know something. I wonder if they knew they'd win.
"No White People Allowed in Zoo Today" - Photo of historical sign depicting racial rules in America. #segregation #black_history #vintagephoto
Historic Tuskegee Institute | Tuskegee Airmen
4 little Black girls killed in Birmingham church bombing