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(1922) The new freedom; The first mixed jury in the District of Columbia.
This photo is one of thousands shot by  Philadelphia photographer John W. Mosley from the 1930s through the 1960s on Chicken Bone Beach in Atlantic City, NJ. Mr. Mosley’s archives are housed at Temple University in Philadelphia. Photo: John W. Mosley, Courtesy of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries.
Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him. 1st black pilot with Continental Airlines who had to go through the Supreme Court to get the job. Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry..
The Gullah/Geechee Nation in South Carolina
Two African American midwives, Leon County, Florida, circa 1944.
Educator and suffrage activist Nannie Helen Burroughs 1909. In 1896, she helped form the National Association of Colored Women (NACW).
Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!  In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective. http://www.cafepress.com/gkcstore
A cotton gin and workers at the Knox plantation in Mount Pleasant, S.C., circa 1874. Photo by George N. Barnard, one of the first people to open a daguerreotype studio in the United States. He followed Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's 'March to the Sea' and in 1866 published an album of 61 renowned photographs, Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign.