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,

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

African Americans and Slavery: This shit will never ever happen again in the world we must stand together and make sure of that

African Americans and Slavery: This shit will never ever happen again in the world we must stand together and make sure of that

Slavery made the US wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

Slavery made the US wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

Racism history for African Americans in a quick picture. The picture shows what…

Racism history for African Americans in a quick picture. The picture shows what…

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

19th century african americans | 19th-century American Women: Photo Archives -- African American Women ...

19th century african americans | 19th-century American Women: Photo Archives -- African American Women ...

The Real History of Black Native Americans

The Real History of Black Native Americans

My grandmother's grandfather was full-blood Cherokee... African American x Cherokee ~Many freed and escaped slaves went west where there was true freedom and were adopted by tribes taking Native American wives.

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