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the legendary sculptress Augusta Savage

Sculptor Augusta Savage A gifted sculptor, Florida-born Augusta Savage fought poverty, racism and sexism to become.

Harriet Tubman marries John Tubman | World History Project

The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's suspected age in this photo is about 30 years.

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Hale inspiration I always admire Real Photo Postcards of farm women. Their inner strengths shine through. Life must have been tough back in the

E. Katie Holm, “Nanny of the Maroons: Jamaica, c. 1680 — c. 1750,” part of the series Women Warriors, 2011    Nanny of the Maroons was a Jamaican spiritual leader who fought against British slave trading during the eighteenth century. An expert strategist, Nanny implemented the use of camouflage and guerilla warfare to protect her people…

Katie Holm, “Nanny of the Maroons: Jamaica, c. part of the series Women Warriors, 2011 “ Nanny of the Maroons was a Jamaican spiritual leader who fought against British slave.

Ntozake Shange playwright, a poet, and feminist - much of the content of her work addresses issues relating to race and feminism.” She wrote the award-winning play ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf’ (1975). From 1980s.

NTOZAKE SHANGE - Playwright, poet, and feminist - much of the content of her work addresses issues relating to race and feminism.” She wrote the award-winning play ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf’ From

On May 29, 1851 Sojourner Truth delivered her "Ain't I A Woman?" speech at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.    Read the entire text here http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/sojourner-truth.htm# #TodayInBlackHistory

Her name has become equated to the definition of integrity. Sojourner Truth, African American abolitionist and women's rights activist Isabella Baumfree was born into slavery in the century, but became a persuasive roving orator.

MARY JANE HOLMES SHIPLEY DRAKE was a central figure in an 1852 slavery case in which her father, a former slave, successfully sued his former owner, Nathaniel Ford, for the freedom of his three children, including Mary Jane. It was the only slavery case ever adjudicated in Oregon courts.  The photo was taken in 1924, two years before her death. (Benton County Historical Museum) by batjas88

Precious Fire Obsidian is a material which only occurs on Glass Buttes in central Oregon.

Harriet Tubman Called "Moses" for her work in transporting thousands of slaves northward via the Underground Railroad.  If I could only do such work...

Harriet TubmanTubman led in helping slaves escape using the Underground Railroad. A runaway slave herself, Tubman brought her family and more than 300 slaves to freedom.

Gerda Taro, first female war photographer. Killed by a tank while covering the Spanish-American War. She was 26.

Tragic story of Gerda Taro brought to life in new book

Gerda Taro by Fred Stein The forgotten photojournalist killed in action In July 1937 a Jewish emigre from Nazi Germany became the first female war photographer to die on assignment

In 1869, Republican President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Ebenezer D. Bassett Ambassador to Haiti, making him the first black diplomat to represent the US.

1869 - Republican President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Ebenezer D. Bassett Ambassador to Haiti, making him the first black diplomat to represent the US.

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