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,

First Massive African American Protest in American History - July 28, 1917 - Children in New York City Participating in the Silent Protest Parade against the East St. Louis Riots by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

First Massive African American Protest in American History - July 28, 1917 - Children in New York City Participating in the Silent Protest Parade against the East St. Louis Riots by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

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

Bravest of the brave: U.S. Marshals escorting Ruby Bridges, one of the first African Americans students to attend a white school. by batjas88

Bravest of the brave: U.S. Marshals escorting Ruby Bridges, one of the first African Americans students to attend a white school. by batjas88

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…

The Face of Slavery &  Other African American Photographs -- American Museum of Photography

The Face of Slavery & Other African American Photographs -- American Museum of Photography

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?

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

African American Soldiers of War WWII | Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App ...

African American Soldiers of War WWII | Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App ...

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