White and black child-In 1863 and eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions.
100 years before Rosa Parks there was Frances Ellen Watkins Harper She was an author, poet and abolitionist. Born free in Baltimore, she had a prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at age 20 and her first novel (Iola Leroy) at
July 26 - Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her most famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” at a women’s rights conference in Akron, Ohio. It became a classic speech of the women’s rights movement.
Creator : Anderson, New York. Other Creator : Simpson, Randolph Linsly, ca. Full length portrait of "Bright" Oscar Moore, young boy in velvet suit and elaborate lace collar and cuffs. From: Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection.
Fundraiser organizers used lighter skinned mixed race slave children as part of an campaign to raise money for African American schools in the They believed that lighter skinned slaves would garner more sympathy, and in turn more money, for their cause.
Edna Earl Gaston Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina postcards in the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Even her baby doll is black. What a beautiful little girl!