It's a shame not many know about her because Yuri Kochiyama was the ultimate intersectional badass. In her 93 years she survived Japanese internment camps and fought for reparations, cradled Malcom X as he died, fought for Puerto Rican independence, was nominated for a Nobel peace prize, advocated for nuclear disarmament and rocked cat-eye glasses like nobody's business:
‘A Taste of Power’: The Woman Who Led the Black Panther Party
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.
Annie Malone,1927 the country's first African American millionaire. Malone built a very successful business creating haircare products for African American women. In 1918, Malone established Poro College in north St. Louis, a trade school to train beauticians and barbers as well as secretaries & bookkeepers to work on the marketing side of the business. Poro was so successful that by the 1930s Malone was one of the wealthiest women in the world. Missouri History Museum.
HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: 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 age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…