Dorothy Counts, the first African American girl to attend an all-white school school, being taunted by her peers. This girl's strength ... by Atomix Onyx
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Atomix Onyx Dorothy Counts, the first African American girl to attend an all-white school school, being taunted by her peers. This girl's strength ...
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This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. This photo encompasses a lot of things that I really hate: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality…but it also encompasses strength, determination, inspiration. by olive
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olive This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. This photo encompasses a lot of things that I really hate: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality…but it also encompasses strength, determination, inspiration.
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This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. This photo encompasses a lot of things that I really hate: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality…but it also encompasses strength, determination, inspiration.  //  I just wanna slap those boys behind her.  But that asshat in the tie?  He needs so much more than slapping. by olive
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olive This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. This photo encompasses a lot of things that I really hate: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality…but it also encompasses strength, determination, inspiration. // I just wanna slap those boys behind her. But that asshat in the tie? He needs so much more than slapping.
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Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety, 14 November, 1960    Awesome by olive
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olive Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety, 14 November, 1960 Awesome
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❛Ruby Bridges Hall❜ ~ Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (Sept. 8, 1954); the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the south, when she attended William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. "Hall was born in Tylertown, Mississippi to Abon and Lucille Bridges. When she was 4 years old, the family relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1960, when she was 6 years old, her parents responded to a call from the 'NAACP' and volunteered her to participate in the integration…" by tania
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tania ❛Ruby Bridges Hall❜ ~ Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (Sept. 8, 1954); the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the south, when she attended William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. "Hall was born in Tylertown, Mississippi to Abon and Lucille Bridges. When she was 4 years old, the family relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1960, when she was 6 years old, her parents responded to a call from the 'NAACP' and volunteered her to participate in the integration…"
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Dorothy Counts, a fifteen year old black girl attempting to integrate all white Harding High School in NC in 1957. After four days of abuse her family removed her from school by olive
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olive Dorothy Counts, a fifteen year old black girl attempting to integrate all white Harding High School in NC in 1957. After four days of abuse her family removed her from school
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Dorothy Counts, a fifteen year old black girl attempting to integrate all white Harding High School in NC in 1957. After four days of abuse her family removed her from school by olive
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olive Dorothy Counts, a fifteen year old black girl attempting to integrate all white Harding High School in NC in 1957. After four days of abuse her family removed her from school
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room42:    Never forget!     Dorothy Counts being mocked by an entirely white audience on enrollment day at Harding High School. September 4th, 1957 by olive
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olive room42: Never forget!  Dorothy Counts being mocked by an entirely white audience on enrollment day at Harding High School. September 4th, 1957
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On This Day 1904:  Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and Bethune went on to become an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. by faye
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faye On This Day 1904: Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and Bethune went on to become an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Daisy Bates – civil rights activist, publisher, journalist.  In 1957, she helped nine African American students to become the first to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, who became known as the Little Rock Nine. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered federal troops to go to Little Rock to uphold the law and protect the Little Rock Nine. With U.S. soldiers providing security, the Little Rock Nine left from Bates’ home for their first day of school on September... by sally
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sally Daisy Bates – civil rights activist, publisher, journalist. In 1957, she helped nine African American students to become the first to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, who became known as the Little Rock Nine. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered federal troops to go to Little Rock to uphold the law and protect the Little Rock Nine. With U.S. soldiers providing security, the Little Rock Nine left from Bates’ home for their first day of school on September...
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Bravest of the brave: U.S. Marshals escorting Ruby Bridges, one of the first African Americans students to attend a white school. by batjas88
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batjas88 Bravest of the brave: U.S. Marshals escorting Ruby Bridges, one of the first African Americans students to attend a white school.
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Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia. by Banphrionsa
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Banphrionsa Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.
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Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the  only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia. by tracy sam
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Elizabeth Eckford was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. by roberta
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roberta Elizabeth Eckford was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Rufus Estes' Good Things to Eat: The First Cookbook by an African-American Chef - Rufus Estes by roxanne
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Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (January 1892 – April 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to ever hold an international pilot license. Way back in the day "Queen Bess" was a stunt pilot and did not live long enough to fulfill her dream of establishing a school for young black aviators. Her pioneering achievements served as an inspiration for by kelli
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kelli Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (January 1892 – April 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to ever hold an international pilot license. Way back in the day "Queen Bess" was a stunt pilot and did not live long enough to fulfill her dream of establishing a school for young black aviators. Her pioneering achievements served as an inspiration for
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Nora Douglas Holt (1885-1974) - American musician and singer who composed over 200 pieces. In 1918 she was the first African American woman to earn her master’s degree from Chicago Musical College. During the roaring 1920s, Nora Holt was a wealthy socialite and party girl, Holt was a major player during the Harlem Renaissance. The photo is by an unidentified photographer c1930. by maggie
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maggie Nora Douglas Holt (1885-1974) - American musician and singer who composed over 200 pieces. In 1918 she was the first African American woman to earn her master’s degree from Chicago Musical College. During the roaring 1920s, Nora Holt was a wealthy socialite and party girl, Holt was a major player during the Harlem Renaissance. The photo is by an unidentified photographer c1930.
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Hattie McDaniel: 1940 Academy Awards  Became the first African American to be nominated and won an Oscar, accepts her best supporting actress award for her performance in Gone With The Wind. by Atomix Onyx by apple987
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Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American to be featured on the cover of LIFE on November 1, 1954. by jo
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Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African-American students that eventually became an HBCU, Bethune-Cookman University, and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She dedicated her life to educating both whites and blacks about the accomplishments and needs of black people, writing, "Not only the Negro child but children of all races should read and know of the by emily
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emily Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African-American students that eventually became an HBCU, Bethune-Cookman University, and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She dedicated her life to educating both whites and blacks about the accomplishments and needs of black people, writing, "Not only the Negro child but children of all races should read and know of the
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The so-called “Clinton 12” from Clinton, Tenn., were the first black students to attend an all-white high school in the South, in 1956—a year before the Little Rock 9. Here they are spending a break at Highlander, also seen is Rosa Parks. by roberta
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roberta The so-called “Clinton 12” from Clinton, Tenn., were the first black students to attend an all-white high school in the South, in 1956—a year before the Little Rock 9. Here they are spending a break at Highlander, also seen is Rosa Parks.
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This poem, oft attributed to an anonymous Native American, was actually written by Baltimore housewife Mary Frye in 1932. Mary was moved by the grief of a young Jewish woman staying with them who's mother fell ill and died in Germany. The woman was unable to attend her mother's funeral due to rising anti-Semitic sentiment back home and was upset at not being able to visit the grave. The poem later became popular with families of servicemen killed in war, especially when no body is recovered. by Anastasia-Jean Parker
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Anastasia-Jean Parker This poem, oft attributed to an anonymous Native American, was actually written by Baltimore housewife Mary Frye in 1932. Mary was moved by the grief of a young Jewish woman staying with them who's mother fell ill and died in Germany. The woman was unable to attend her mother's funeral due to rising anti-Semitic sentiment back home and was upset at not being able to visit the grave. The poem later became popular with families of servicemen killed in war, especially when no body is recovered.
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Some of the amazing iconic photo recolouring work done by Sanna Dullaway.  This one is of Dorothy Counts, who at 15 was enrolled at an by bettie
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bettie Some of the amazing iconic photo recolouring work done by Sanna Dullaway. This one is of Dorothy Counts, who at 15 was enrolled at an
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Marian Anderson, the elegant and groundbreaking contralto who was the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera, was born 116 years ago in Philadelphia. She is probably best known to this generation for singing before a crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, after being refused permission to sing at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution. by lisa.w
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lisa.w Marian Anderson, the elegant and groundbreaking contralto who was the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera, was born 116 years ago in Philadelphia. She is probably best known to this generation for singing before a crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, after being refused permission to sing at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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Hattie McDaniel: 1940 Academy Awards  Became the first African American to be nominated and won an Oscar, accepts her best supporting actress award for her performance in Gone With The Wind. by Atomix Onyx
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Atomix Onyx Hattie McDaniel: 1940 Academy Awards Became the first African American to be nominated and won an Oscar, accepts her best supporting actress award for her performance in Gone With The Wind.
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I wonder why our school system does not teach the kids about Men like this: American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself. by Bali
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Bali I wonder why our school system does not teach the kids about Men like this: American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.
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eartha kitt 1952, by Gordon Parks - the first african american photographer to work for LIFE mag. by Atomix Onyx
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Atomix Onyx eartha kitt 1952, by Gordon Parks - the first african american photographer to work for LIFE mag.
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This is Christine and her great-grandmother (who is reported to be between the ages of 80 and 120 years old). Christine is a recipient of World Concern’s scholarship program, and though she was the only girl to attend her secondary school, she excelled and is currently applying to university. Two generations of empowered and strong women! #ONEMoms by graciela
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graciela This is Christine and her great-grandmother (who is reported to be between the ages of 80 and 120 years old). Christine is a recipient of World Concern’s scholarship program, and though she was the only girl to attend her secondary school, she excelled and is currently applying to university. Two generations of empowered and strong women! #ONEMoms
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Hattie McDaniel (1895–1952) was was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). by joanne
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joanne Hattie McDaniel (1895–1952) was was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).
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