Lydia Parsons

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:53:58 +0000

Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him. 1st black pilot with Continental Airlines who had to go through the Supreme Court to get the job. Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry..

    In December 1957, Mohawk Airlines hired the first African-American stewardess in the United States, Ruth Carol Taylor. Within months, TWA announced that it would hire a black stewardess, making it the first large airline to break the color barrier in passenger service.

    Black soldiers fighting a war in Vietnam for others to obtain freedom. Ironic because it was concurrent with the Civil Rights movement in which others fighting to obtain basic human and civil rights for African Americans in the U.S. "Land o f the Free"

    These are the mugshots of William West and William West, and they are not related. They were both sent to Leavenworth Prison at the same time, in 1903, and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact same name, who looked exactly alike. They are part of the reason fingerprints are now used as identification.

    soulbrotherv2: Ex-slaves sitting for a photograph.   Date unknown

    Infographic: Presidents Day 2013 - Which Presidents Are On U.S. Money?

    One of the most moving and thought provoking pictures I've ever seen. Blessing to those who are able to overlook blatant ignorance. I pray that one day we will be able to move past prejudice and learn to celebrate one another. Life is too short to be ruled by hate.

    The FIRST Black Senator; a RARE photograph and great portrait by Mathew Brady - a cabinet card photograph of Hiram Rhoades Revels (1822-1901). Of mixed African and Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister and later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction, later the President of Alcorn University.

    African American Inventors and Inventions | African-American Inventor March 16 Thomas L. Jennings - Mr. Jennings ...

    In the early 1900s, children were sometimes send by parcel post, since postal stamps were cheaper than train tickets


    Dr. Walter McAfee

    The First Female Physician in Alabama