Before the Williams Sisters - Margaret and Matilda Peters, affectionately known as ‘Pete” and Repeat’. The Peters made history with their doubles record from the 1930s to the 1950s. At a time when African Americans were not allowed to compete against whites, the Peters sisters played in the American Tennis Association, which was created specifically to give blacks a forum to play tennis competitively. Inducted into the USTA’s Mid-Atlantic Section Hall of Fame in 2003.

Decades before Venus and Serena Williams overpowered the sport of tennis, two other talented American women changed the face of women's tennis. Margaret and Matilda Peters, affectionately known as 'Pete" and Repeat'. The Peters made history with

FAMILY MATTERS  1890s #black_history #african_american

African American father and three children For more on the African American experience and achievements in the U. and elsewhere visit Discover Black Heritage , a travel guide to African American history and culture.

1899 - Buck Franklin, son of a Chickasaw freedman (shown with his older brother, Matthew) was named after his grandfather, who had been a slave of a Chickasaw family in Oklahoma. Buck Franklin became a lawyer, and defended survivors of the Tulsa Riots in 1921 which had resulted in the murder of 300 African Americans.

Amazing Buck Franklin and brother Matthew Franklin. Americans with Chickasaw and African heritage. Buck Franklin became a lawyer, notably defending survivors of the Tulsa Riots (Oklahoma) in 1921 which had resulted in the murder of 300 Africans

While Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and abused by her masters growing up in Dorchester County, Maryland, she married a free black man by the name of John Tubman at the age of 25 from 1844 to 1851. Free people of color marrying enslaved people weren’t uncommon at the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where half the black population was free at this time. Little is known about their marriage, other than if they had any children, they would have been considered slaves since her mother's status…

While Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and abused by her masters growing up in Dorchester County, Maryland, she married a free black man by the name of John Tubman at the age of 25 from 1844 to 1851. Free people of color marrying enslaved people weren’t uncommon at the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where half the black population was free at this time. Little is known about their marriage, other than if they had any children, they would have been considered slaves since her mother's status…

"Phillip B. Downing, an African American, invented the mailbox in 1891." African American Inventors

Philip B. Downing, a black man, created the first protective postal mailbox in Before then, mailboxes were semi open which exposed mail to thieves stealing it and to being destroyed by the natural elements like rain and snow.

Thelma Porter, Miss Subways New York City, 1948.  Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April, 1948.

Midcentury Breakthrough: Classic Beauty: Thelma Porter, Miss Subways (New York City) 1948 Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April

William Dehart Hubbard in April, 1921 (First African American To Win A Gold Medal in the Olympics in 1924)

William Dehart Hubbard, Crisis Magazine, April, 1921 (First African American To Win A Gold Medal in the Olympics in

Great Black Women in History   Maggie L. Walker   An African American teacher and businesswoman Walker was the first female bank president and the first woman to charter a bank in the United States As

Great Black Women in History Maggie L. Walker An African American teacher and businesswoman Walker was the first female bank president and the first woman to charter a bank in the United States As - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

ERNEST FREDRIC “SUNSHINE SAMMY” MORRISON: FIRST BLACK ACTOR TO SIGN A LONG-TERM FILM CONTRACT

Ernest Fredric

Ernest Fredric "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison: First Black Actor to Sign a Long-Term Film Contract

The origin of the term "dreadlocks":

Ethiopian Freedom Fighters "Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the Lord. Have not I brought up Israel out of land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Captor, and the Syrians from Kir?

Yes, I knew this information.  Another good source, besides the MLK Jr. website is the book, "DEAD WRONG: STRAIGHT FACTS ON THE COUNTRY'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL COVER-UPS" by Richard Belzer and David Wayne.

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT , here's another Bull shit all men are created equal , what a bunch of shit . So I'm not Afro American but , I know about the crap they have thrown everyone the lies .

Tennis champs Serena Williams and Venus Williams/ SOURCE: NYTimes.com

Sisterhood

Venus and Serena Williams the williams sisters venus and serena Venus & Serena Williams The Sister Slam- Sibling Rule- Would you be my Baby's Momma .

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