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The Way We Were: Life Magazine Photos Of Women In The 1950s

Seven African American teens walking the steps to the school, while white students watch on, during the demonstration regarding school integration.

Kelly Miller (7/23/1863 - 12/19/1939) was the first African American student at Johns Hopkins University, and later earned MA and LLB degrees at Howard University where he taught mathematics and became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He was a founder of the American Negro Academy and active in the crusade against lynching. His weekly column was published in over 100 newspapers including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Kelly Miller was one the Founder of the First Organization for Black Intellectuals, The American Negro Academy, In 1897

Zelda Fitzgerald at 17.    (1900-1948). Wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, face of the Jazz Age, and the prototype that every flapper modeled themselves after.

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (July 1900 – March born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama, was an American novelist and the wife of writer F. She was an icon of the by her husband "the first American Flapper.

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.

Harriet Tubman. One of my favorite quotes of hers, "I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta March 1822 – March was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War.

King Peggy, King of Otuam, Ghana.  (YES, people...KING P-E-G-G-Y!)  American woman becomes King: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/31/world/africa/king-peggy-otuam-ghana

King Peggy King of Otuam, Ghana Co-Author, King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

Charles Cordier, African Venus, 1851, bronze, collection of Lynda and Stewart Resnick

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Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier African Venus, 1851 Bronze and gold 39 × 20 in.