These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. From thousands of images, rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be.
Jackie Robinson in Kansas City Monarchs uniform - Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 1919 – October becomes the first black Major League Baseball (MLB) player of the modern era. On April 1947 he plays his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 1856 – November was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community.
The first Statue of Liberty given to the the US by France was a black woman that the US turned down so the French made another which is the current in NY Harbor. This is Black Lady Liberty, also made by the French, on the Island of St Martin.