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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,

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)

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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vieilles_annonces/4987249733/

Princess Sara Gizaw Duchess of Harrar is the widow of Prince Makonnen,Duke of Harrar and second son of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. She is the mother of five sons. In her day, Princess Sara was renowned as one of the most beautiful women at the Court of the Emperor of Ethiopia.