William T. Shorey – was a century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the and
Back row L-R: Tatatty (Comanche) with her niece, Wifeper or Frances Wright (Comanche/African American), and Tatatty's husband, Tatenequer (Comanche) Front row L-R: Henry Wright (Comanche/African American) son of Frances Wright, and his brother, Lorenzano Wright (Comanche/African American) - circa 1910
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.
Women fire fighters, Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941 This was not taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was taken during a training exercise during WWII. One of the ladies confirmed that on Dec. 1941 she was in church when the attack happened.