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Guests gather outside of Shearer Cottage, the Island’s first African American owned inn on Martha's Vineyard. [www.mvgazette.com]

Guests gather outside of Shearer Cottage, the Island’s first African American owned inn on Martha's Vineyard. [www.mvgazette.com]

On March 3, 1859 the largest sale of human beings in America was held at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia. During the rainy weekend known as "The Weeping Time" 436 men, women, and children were auctioned, with proceeds of over $ 300,000. #TodayInBlackHistory

On March 3, 1859 the largest sale of human beings in America was held at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia. During the rainy weekend known as "The Weeping Time" 436 men, women, and children were auctioned, with proceeds of over $ 300,000. #TodayInBlackHistory

@CincyWhimsy tells the story of #Daughters of the Queen City. WOMEN WEDNESDAY: THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

@CincyWhimsy tells the story of #Daughters of the Queen City. WOMEN WEDNESDAY: THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

Anna Lousie James behind the soda fountain in the James’ pharmacy, ca. 1909-1911. “Miss James” was the daughter of an escaped slave, and the first female African American pharmacist in the state of Connecticut, as well as the eventual owner of James’ Pharmacy.

Anna Lousie James behind the soda fountain in the James’ pharmacy, ca. 1909-1911. “Miss James” was the daughter of an escaped slave, and the first female African American pharmacist in the state of Connecticut, as well as the eventual owner of James’ Pharmacy.

Mae Reeves and her husband Joel pose with her hats at Mae's Millinery in Philadelphia, circa 1953. In 1942, a time when few women were becoming entrepreneurs, Reeves opened what would become a Philadelphia institution with a $500 bank loan. Her hat shop, Mae's Millinery, helped dress some of the most famous African-American women. (Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey…

Mae Reeves and her husband Joel pose with her hats at Mae's Millinery in Philadelphia, circa 1953. In 1942, a time when few women were becoming entrepreneurs, Reeves opened what would become a Philadelphia institution with a $500 bank loan. Her hat shop, Mae's Millinery, helped dress some of the most famous African-American women. (Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey…

Part 14: Who Was Susie King Taylor? Susie King Taylor ~ August 1848 – October, 1912  Notable Facts:    * Teacher; first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia  * Army nurse, serving during the American Civil War  * Author of “Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S.C. Volunteers”, she was the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences. Reflections:Susie King Taylor began life as…

Part 14: Who Was Susie King Taylor? Susie King Taylor ~ August 1848 – October, 1912 Notable Facts: * Teacher; first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia * Army nurse, serving during the American Civil War * Author of “Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S.C. Volunteers”, she was the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences. Reflections:Susie King Taylor began life as…

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