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Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights. Who knew? Frank Sinatra Mugshot, Young Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Art, Frank Sinatra Quotes, Frank Sinatra Movies, Franck Sinatra, Celebrity Mugshots, Tv Star, Photo Star

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

CLARK GABLE didn’t hide his Black and Native American heritage. And when he saw “colored” and “white” bathrooms on the set of Gone With The Wind, he refused to continue working until all of the cast members were treated equally. African American History, American Indians, American Actors, Clark Gable, Kings & Queens, Black History Facts, Strange History, Cinema Tv, Handsome Actors

These Historical Figures Were Black?!

Is Mrs. Obama really the first black First Lady? Which US bill features a black man? You'll be surprised at the historical figures you didn't know were black.

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 and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact. Historia Universal, Einstein, Interesting History, Interesting Facts, Fascinating Facts, Interesting Stories, Hiroshima, African American History, Ancient Aliens

Spot the difference? The strange case of the criminal doppelgängers that sparked the need for fingerprinting

The man on the left was called Will West, the man on the right William West, and they were both jailed at Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas over 100 years ago.

"femme de couleur libre" Oil painting by Adolph Rinck. Possibly Marie Laveau. Black History Month, Black History Facts, Strange History, Marie Laveau, Vida Natural, By Any Means Necessary, Art Africain, African American History, American Women

Shocking History: Why Women of Color in the 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair in Public

Woman in Tignon credit “Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?” My sister asked me. “WOW. Really?” I replied. I'd …

 since such time Member of the African Choir, London Stereoscopic Company, Photograph: Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images See: Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures Vintage Black Glamour, Vintage Beauty, African Queen, Beauté Blonde, Victorian Photography, Foto Transfer, Photography Exhibition, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful

The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years

From the African Choir posing like Vogue models to an Abyssinian prince adopted by an explorer, a new exhibition spotlights the first black people ever photographed in Britain, writes Sean O’Hagan

Frederick Madison Roberts was the son of Andrew Jackson Roberts and Ellen Wayles Hemings - the grand-daughter of Sally Hemings. He was the first African American elected to the California State Assembly in 1918 Black History Facts, Black History Month, Sally Hemings, African Diaspora, Thomas Jefferson, My Black Is Beautiful, African American History, Before Us, Black People

Monticello: Frederick Madison Roberts

Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.

Isaac Burns Murphy (April 1861 - February was an African-American Hall of Fame jockey, who is considered one of the greatest riders in American Thoroughbred horse racing history. Black History Facts, Black History Month, By Any Means Necessary, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful Pictures, African American History, Portraits, Before Us

Isaac Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and he was the first black jockey to be inducted in the Thoroughbred racing Hall of Fame, in 1955. At any race track in this country now, you’d have a hard time finding an African-American in the saddle.

Since I post so many natural hair care posts, I feel duty bound to post this too. The Surprising History Behind Why Black Women Grease Their Scalps and Cover Their Hair. Vida Natural, Natural Hair Tips, Natural Hair Styles, African American Hairstyles, African American Women, American History, African Americans, Kinky Hair, Natural Black Hair

The Surprising History Behind Why Black Women Grease Their Scalps and Cover Their Hair

Early 20th Century African American Woman Photo Credit by Alondra The natural hair world is like one big university. What an interesting way to start off a blog, right? I’m serious though, it’s as …

From the National Archives: Hospital Apprentices second class Ruth C. Isaacs Katherine Horton and Inez Patterson (left to right) are the first Negro WAVES to enter the Hospital Corps School at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda MD Women In History, Black History, American Wave, Patriotic Pictures, National Archives, My Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful Eyes, Beautiful Pictures, Beautiful Gowns

African American WACs (U.S. Army), World War II

In Commemoration of the African American men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Memorial Day 2008. Want to know more about Black History ? Visit Discover Black Heritage.

Since I post so many natural hair care posts, I feel duty bound to post this too. The Surprising History Behind Why Black Women Grease Their Scalps and Cover Their Hair. Vida Natural, Natural Hair Tips, Natural Hair Styles, African American Hairstyles, African American Women, American History, African Americans, Kinky Hair, Natural Black Hair

The Surprising History Behind Why Black Women Grease Their Scalps and Cover Their Hair

Early 20th Century African American Woman Photo Credit by Alondra The natural hair world is like one big university. What an interesting way to start off a blog, right? I’m serious though, it’s as …

“Nat the Bush Doctor” “Demonstrator for Johnson Products Co. / Afro-Sheen Specialists" ca. Black History Facts, Black History Month, Hair Doctor, African Diaspora, African Tribes, African Americans, African American History, American Indians, Native American

Nat “The Bush Doctor” opened his first shop in 1969 when he was 23 years old. It was called Nat’s Hair Care Clinic. When Afros first came out, people were just wearing them natural and it put a lot of people out of work. Nat's idea was focused on how to treat the hair, not just cut it. He got the name Bush Doctor because he called himself the Hair Doctor. When the Afro came out and he started styling it, the neighborhood started call him the Bush Doctor.

September 1953 Ernie Banks becomes the first African American baseball player to wear a Chicago Cubs uniform. Chicago Cubs Baseball, Baseball Art, Sports Baseball, Baseball Gloves, Fantasy Baseball, Baseball League, Baseball Stuff, Baseball Photos, Cardinals Baseball

September 17, 1953 Ernie Banks becomes the first African American baseball player to wear a Chicago Cubs uniform. Banks is also quick to say “Let’s play two!” Banks will be the Cubs’ outstanding shortstop from 1954 to 1960. In 1961 he will be moved to left field, then to first base, where he will spend the rest of his career.

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