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An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.

Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.

Sure didn't read about this in the history books! It was first known as the Federal Council of Negro Affairs. Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration; William H. Hastie was assistant solicitor in the Department of the Interior; and Robert C. Weaver served as a special assistant to the Administrator of the United States Housing Authority. There were over 45 council members. National Museum of American History.

Sure didn't read about this in the history books! It was first known as the Federal Council of Negro Affairs. Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration; William H. Hastie was assistant solicitor in the Department of the Interior; and Robert C. Weaver served as a special assistant to the Administrator of the United States Housing Authority. There were over 45 council members. National Museum of American History.

History, this is FANTASTIC i wish i could hang this on my wall, what an amazing reminder of just how short black history is, and how far we have to go

History, this is FANTASTIC i wish i could hang this on my wall, what an amazing reminder of just how short black history is, and how far we have to go

The original Statue Of Liberty offered to the United States by France.The statue depicts a black woman and  was refused by the US and replaced with current Lady Liberty.

The original Statue Of Liberty offered to the United States by France.The statue depicts a black woman and was refused by the US and replaced with current Lady Liberty.

Hattie McDaniel, the first black Oscar winner. 1939... I love, love, love this women; seen her in most classic american movies. What a powerful and humorous actress.

Hattie McDaniel, the first black Oscar winner. 1939... I love, love, love this women; seen her in most classic american movies. What a powerful and humorous actress.

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots  - Marcus Garvey..."love this quote"

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots - Marcus Garvey..."love this quote"

Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American woman to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles,

Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American woman to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles,

The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson Joseph.  Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson Joseph. Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Jesse LeRoy Brown was the first African-American aviator in the United States Navy, a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the first African-American naval officer killed in the Korean War.

Jesse LeRoy Brown was the first African-American aviator in the United States Navy, a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the first African-American naval officer killed in the Korean War.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Adjaye Associates

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Adjaye Associates

Completed in 2016 in Washington, United States. Images by Darren Bradley. Winning the competition to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture has consolidated the practice’s US portfolio with...

Children's books about African-American history. Huge list covering a wide range of topics.

Compelling African-American History Books for Children