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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,

Annie Malone: First African American   Female Millionaire .Yes, Annie Malone was the first African American Female Millionaire, not Madame C.J. Walker. Mrs. Malone was Madame Walker's mentor.

Annie Malone: First African American Female Millionaire .Yes, Annie Malone was the first African American Female Millionaire, not Madame C.J. Walker. Mrs. Malone was Madame Walker's mentor.

"I WAS A SLAVE" This was Cuba. Slavery was not just in the U.S. Most places in North, Central and South America that had plantation economics relied heavily on slavery. Nor, for that matter, were all slaves from Africa. Nor were all slave holders white. Slavery is a universal curse. And it continues today.

"I WAS A SLAVE" This was Cuba. Slavery was not just in the U.S. Most places in North, Central and South America that had plantation economics relied heavily on slavery. Nor, for that matter, were all slaves from Africa. Nor were all slave holders white. Slavery is a universal curse. And it continues today.

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+   African American children sitting on a farm tractor trailer filled with cotton that they helped pick. ca 1940

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ African American children sitting on a farm tractor trailer filled with cotton that they helped pick. ca 1940

Mary McLeod Bethune's Last Will & Testament -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute

Mary McLeod Bethune's Last Will & Testament -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute

Delany Sisters , Daughters of emancipated slaves, Sadie (1889-1999) and Bessie (1891-1995) were civil rights activists. Sadie was the first African American woman to teach Domestic Science and Bessie the second to be granted a dentistry license in NY state.

Delany Sisters , Daughters of emancipated slaves, Sadie (1889-1999) and Bessie (1891-1995) were civil rights activists. Sadie was the first African American woman to teach Domestic Science and Bessie the second to be granted a dentistry license in NY state.

Betsey Stockton (c. 1798–1865) was an African American educator and missionary born into slavery in Princeton, NJ. She gained her freedom at 20 and travelled to Hawaii, Canada and Philadelphia teaching and serving as a nurse. She moved back to Princeton in 1835 and spent the rest of her life enriching the lives of the members of the local African American community. There is a window memorialized to her in the Witherspoon Street Church, Princeton, NJ.

Betsey Stockton (c. 1798–1865) was an African American educator and missionary born into slavery in Princeton, NJ. She gained her freedom at 20 and travelled to Hawaii, Canada and Philadelphia teaching and serving as a nurse. She moved back to Princeton in 1835 and spent the rest of her life enriching the lives of the members of the local African American community. There is a window memorialized to her in the Witherspoon Street Church, Princeton, NJ.

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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