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Time For Study | 1940    A group of African American tenant farmer children studying their lessons by lamplight. Notice the newspapers covering the tattered table cloth, as well as plastered on the wall for insulation (to block drafts). Creek County, Oklahoma, 1940.    Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.    Follow Them On Twitter @blackhistoryalb

Time For Study | 1940 A group of African American tenant farmer children studying their lessons by lamplight. Notice the newspapers covering the tattered table cloth, as well as plastered on the wall for insulation (to block drafts). Creek County, Oklahoma, 1940. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Them On Twitter @blackhistoryalb

In 1936, Hitler hosted the Olympics in Berlin, intending for them to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy. American Jesse Owens shattered that goal when he won four gold medals in track & field.

In 1936, Hitler hosted the Olympics in Berlin, intending for them to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy. American Jesse Owens shattered that goal when he won four gold medals in track & field.

One of the few days designated to allow Black people to attend the zoo.

One of the few days designated to allow Black people to attend the zoo.

Panther article detailing how Ron Karenga's US Organization corroborated with the FBI to destroy the Black Panther Party.

Panther article detailing how Ron Karenga's US Organization corroborated with the FBI to destroy the Black Panther Party.

When Artie met Francine, he was reluctant to get involved with such a petite women, but he couldn't resist her skill and knowledge in the kitchen.

50 Unexplainable Black & White Photos

When Artie met Francine, he was reluctant to get involved with such a petite women, but he couldn't resist her skill and knowledge in the kitchen.

Dolls manufactured to celebrate Black is Beautiful. Harlem, New York. 1968 Photo by Eve Arnold. (x)

Dolls manufactured to celebrate Black is Beautiful. Harlem, New York. 1968 Photo by Eve Arnold. (x)

"The family favourite" a family of animals but what species is the "black one" supposed to be?

"The family favourite" a family of animals but what species is the "black one" supposed to be?

Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair.  She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”.  At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair.  She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak” at the age of two, and remained in the business until 1915.

Oh. This is very unfortunate. And very scary.

Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”. At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair. She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak” at the age of two, and remained in the business until 1915.

"All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: But Some Of Us Are Brave": Black Women's Studies.  January 1, 1993 by Gloria T. Hull  (Editor), Patricia Bell Scott  (Editor), Barbara Smith (Editor)

"All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: But Some Of Us Are Brave": Black Women's Studies. January 1, 1993 by Gloria T. Hull (Editor), Patricia Bell Scott (Editor), Barbara Smith (Editor)