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Revealing moments in black history, with unpublished photos from The New York Times's archives.

An Introduction: Photographing Martin Luther King Jr.

May 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial - The New York Times

Young boys protesting.   (Neil Kenlock's photos of the BRITISH BLACK PANTHER MOVEMENT, 1968-1972)

The Amazing Lost Legacy of the British Black Panthers

Nora Holt was the first African American to earn a master's degree in the USA.    Carl Van Vechten and Nora Holt at Yale, June 22, 1955

Two prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance: Nora Holt was the first African American to earn a master's degree in the USA. Carl Van Vechten was a patron of the arts, author, & photographer. Van Vechten and Nora Holt seen here at Yale, June

Declaration Legacy - Creating the United States | Exhibitions - Library of Congress

Former Racist Admits Most White People Today Are Afraid of Black People, (and many will not admit it) mainly because of they are afraid of 'Black Revenge' because of the centuries mistreatment of their people towards black people

Library of Congress photo showing Harriet Tubman, adopted daughter and husband Nelson Davis, formerly of the 8th USCT of Camp William Penn, located in Cheltenham Twp.

Library of Congress photo showing Harriet Tubman, adopted daughter and husband Nelson Davis, formerly of the USCT of Camp William Penn, located in Cheltenham Twp.

In 1985, The Philadelphia Police ordered a bomb strike on members of the MOVE organization living in the middle of a heavily populated black neighborhood. As the family members ran out of the burning house, they were repeatedly shot at and many of them were either killed or forced to run back in.

On May Philadelphia police dropped explosives containing on the roof of a house where members of the black liberation social justice organization MOVE lived. Right before, police attacked the house with rounds of ammunition in 90 minutes.

Dr. Ruth Simmons: First African-American woman to lead an Ivy League universityDr. Ruth Simmons is not your average academic. In 2001, Simmons was named president of Brown University—the first African-American woman to be at the helm of an Ivy League university. Immediately prior to taking over at Brown, Simmons served as president of another prestigious school, the Seven-Sister institution Smith College.Simmons did not have an easy path to academic super-stardom. One of 11 children born to…

Ruth Simmons: First African-American woman to lead an Ivy League university. In Simmons was named president of Brown University. Immediately prior to taking over at Brown, Simmons served as president of the Seven-Sister institution Smith College.

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