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 ...

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Harriet  Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.

Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.

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On June 6, 1966 James Meredith was shot and wounded in Mississippi on the second day of his 220-mile March Against Fear.

On June 6, 1966 James Meredith was shot and wounded in Mississippi on the second day of his 220-mile March Against Fear.

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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,

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The Face of Slavery &  Other African American Photographs -- American Museum of Photography
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vintage pictures of african americans | African American Women of the Old West, by Tricia Martineau Wagner

vintage pictures of african americans | African American Women of the Old West, by Tricia Martineau Wagner

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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.

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APRIL 5, 1862: Susie King Taylor, fourteen, takes charge of a school for…
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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.

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