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He Won The Kentucky Derby At The Age Of 15

Jockey Jimmy Winkfield won the 1902 Derby with Alan-A-Dale. Banned from other sports, African-American jockeys dominated racing at the turn of the century.

African American Inventors List | African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what ...:

African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what black inventors created that we use today

"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman.    [Applies to many situations. More wonderful older women at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/  ]

Harriet Tubman: "If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

Lydia Maria Child introduced the literary character that we call the tragic mulatto1 in two short stories: "The Quadroons" (1842) and "Slave...

Lydia Maria Child introduced the literary character that we call the tragic in two short stories: "The Quadroons" and "Slave.

JIMMY WINKFIELD: LAST AFRICAN AMERICAN JOCKEY TO WIN THE KENTUCKY DERBY

Jimmy Winkfield: Last African-American jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. He rode the race in 1901 and winning on horses His Eminence and Alan-a-Dale, respectively - in 1901 alone, he won 220 races.

4 little Black girls killed in Birmingham church bombing

not forgotten -- September 15 on this day the Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Clockwise from top left, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair)

At 10:22 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1963, as families arrived to attend services at the church, a thunderous explosion rang out from the basement. 19 sticks of dynamite were planted in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church. The blast killed 4 little girls & injured dozens more.Despite a national outcry for justice, - Birmingham, was a place where 50 other racially motivated bombings had gone unsolved over recent decades.

The big break in the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing case

Birmingham~ Bombing of Street Baptist Church killed 4 girls.and years later, justice a long time in coming.

The first professional black American athletes were jockeys, who dominated the sport until the early 20th Century. Jimmy Winkfield (pictured) was the last black rider to win the Kentucky Derby in 1901 and 1902.

The forgotten godfathers of black American sport

The first professional black American athletes were jockeys, who dominated the sport until the early Century. Jimmy Winkfield (pictured) was the last black rider to win the Kentucky Derby in 1901 and

Major Charity Adams Early, the first African American woman commissioned as an officer in the Women's Army Corps

Charity Adams Earley, Black Pioneer in Wacs, Dies at 83

Major Charity Edna Adams Earley was the first African American woman to be an officer in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (later WACS) and was the commanding officer of the first battalion of African American women to serve overseas during World War II.

This has been highly debated. Do you think her work was used and she wasn't credited for such?

Melungeons (from melange) are an ethnic group indigenous to the mountains of northeastern Tennessee, racially a mixture of black, white and American Indian. Founded by free mulattos and mestees (Indian-black mix with or without white) from North Carolina, they were in Hancock County before whites arrived there. From the time and location of their origin, the Indian element is probably Saponi and Tutelo, but is usually incorrectly thought to be Cherokee by the Melungeons.

Melungeons

The origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents once known derisively as the Melungeons has been determined based on genetic testing. Black and white! The proof is on the double helix!

It was mandated by the slave owner that one of the slave's (black) breast be reserved to feed the white child. But if she switched up and let her black baby suckle from the same breast as the white baby, she would be whipped. Because it was like them sharing the same water fountain.

It was mandated by the slave owner that one of the slave's (black) breast be reserved to feed the white child. But if she switched up and let her black baby suckle from the same breast as the white baby, she would be whipped. Because it was like them sharing the same water fountain.

The Civil War Photo

thecivilwarparlor: “ Rare Photo of Two Unidentified Boys Kentuckiana Digital Library via University of Kentucky [Identification of item], The Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Note: Unable to.

This former slave was the 1st black woman delivering letters & packages in America's Old West.         Mary Fields, born in 1832, in Hickma...

This former slave was the black woman delivering letters & packages in America's Old West. Mary Fields, born in in Hickma.

Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton was the youngest Black jockey in 1892 to win a Kentucky Derby during his time. Many Arkansans have never heard of him. That is even after the fact that the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame inducted him in 2012. Clayton was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1876, and moved with his [...Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton was the youngest Black jockey in 1892 to win a Kentucky Derby during his time. Many Arkansans have never heard of him. That is even after the fact that the Arkansas…

Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton: Youngest Black Jockey Legend to Win Kentucky Derby

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