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Confederate Veteran ... a number of blacks served in the Confederate Army as soldiers. Historians and students of history agree that blacks served by the thousands in the Confederate Army, but they will dispute, however, that these blacks served as soldiers, and will dismiss their service as that of servants attached to the Army.  Not so however.

a number of blacks served in the Confederate Army as soldiers. Historians and students of history agree that blacks served by the thousands in the Confederate Army. Many whites would send slaves to serve in their place.

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (5) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

"Bob and his Fiddle" in old Georgia. Music born in adversity. Nearly every form of modern music in America has its roots in African-American culture. Rock and Roll wouldn't be around today without the Mississippi Delta blues.

Audrey Hepburn

audrey hepburn -- so beautiful. She just radiated glamour and style. The dress would inspire any would-be bride. This would make a beautiful wedding gown.

WWII US Medal of Freedom Recipient: The White Mouse, Nancy Wake (1912 - 2011)

WWII US Medal of Freedom Recipient: The White Mouse, Nancy Wake (1912 - 2011)

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Arriving at a rural workhouse, the women were roughly handled. The women responded with a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

In 1890, a former slave named Nancy Green was hired to be the spokesperson for Aunt Jemima brand food products. Nancy Green was born into slavery in 1834 in Montgomery County, Kentucky. In 1889 the creators of Aunt Jemima, Charles Rutt and Charles Underwood, sold the company to R.T Davis, who soon found Nancy Green in Chicago.  Davis combined the Aunt Jemima look with a catchy tune from the Vaudeville circuit to make the Aunt Jemima brand.

Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.

Fredi Washington refused to "pass" for white, at Hollywood's suggestion, and was therefore typecast as mixed race and never allowed a flourishing career. Her stance, however, made her an advocate among African Americans.

Fredi Washington refused to "pass" for white, at Hollywood's suggestion, and was therefore typecast as mixed race and never allowed a flourishing career. Her stance, however, made her an advocate among African Americans. i cAN SEE SHE IS BLACK

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WWI facial prosthesis - because of trench warfare, so many wounds were to the head and face. Before plastic surgery was common, doctors and artists worked together to give returning young soldiers a way to fit back into society.

Sailed across the sea to buy free labor is not building nothing. It was perfect the way it was!!!

Who Really Built America? Physically, the slaves,and before that u can say before "America" wz named, it wz already colonized by its Natives. (Our Natives).

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. by ofelia

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, They fought for the rights of others. We must not ever forget their commitment to the civil rights movement.

I'm not sure about the millions of gay marriages figure, but it is an interesting reminder to know that on American soil, it's been around a lot longer than the USA has - Imgur

I'm not sure about the millions of gay marriages figure, but it is an interesting reminder to know that on American soil, it's been around a lot longer than the USA has

This is true! Read the article, such a beautiful culture. I love Native American culture it's so interesting. It's nice to see that even the native Americans accepted gay people :)

Steal a Pencil for Me...on Netflix. A Holocaust Survival Film

Jack Ina Polak sparked a love affair while in the same concentration camp, exchanging love letters over the course of being held captive. They married after being liberated, and have stayed together over 60 years. the-holocaust

We can do it!

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States (and who had great taste in hats). Her running mate, interestingly enough, was Frederick Douglass, the first African-American to run for Vice President.

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement. In Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States.

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