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(1922) The new freedom; The first mixed jury in the District of Columbia.

Boston Massacre trial notes [page 1] by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

First African American women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920 These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

Slave master's children conceived by slaves posed for Porch Portrait in Georgia in 1899

When Cape Verdeans Maria Roderiques and Josefino Lopes Cabral were married in 1928 in Nantucket, MA, they had to settle for a rectory wedding. As people of color, they were not allowed to be married in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Isle Church. 24 years later, their daughter Norma married Albert Teixeira. Theirs was the first Cape Verdean wedding allowed in the Cathedral. (Source: Nantucket Historical Association)

Part of a group of itinerant cotton pickers leaving a farm at which they had finished picking a bale and a half a day. They live in these wagons. Note how many children - all pick except the baby in arms. The four year old picks fifteen pounds a day regularly. Seven year old boy picks fifty pounds a day. Farm near McKinney, Texas. 1913

Lois Mailou Jones (Nov 3,1905-June 9,1998): She was an African American artist who influenced others during Harlem Renaissance & beyond, during her long teaching & artistic career.

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, 1948.