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In 1942 the Army Air force opened a training post for colored pilots at Tuskegee Institute. One unit, te332nd Flight Group, flew over 3000 missions and destroyed over 400 enemy planes. USA Postcard reprint.

In 1942 the Army Air force opened a training post for colored pilots at Tuskegee Institute. One unit, te332nd Flight Group, flew over 3000 missions and destroyed over 400 enemy planes. USA Postcard reprint.

Working together: A photograph from 1864 reads: 'Colored army teamsters, Cobb Hill, Va'. It is one of 150 pictures in a new book about photography and Emancipation

Picturing freedom: How former slaves used photography to imagine and create their new lives after Emancipation

Working together: A photograph from 1864 reads: 'Colored army teamsters, Cobb Hill, Va'. It is one of 150 pictures in a new book about photography and Emancipation

"I long ago made up my mind that if anybody wants to kill me, he will do it. If I wore a shirt of mail and kept myself surrounded by a bodyguard, it would be all the same. There are a thousand ways of getting at a man if it is desirable that he should be killed. Besides, in this case, it seems to me, the man who would come after me would be just as objectionable to my enemies -- if I have any."  Abraham Lincoln to journalist Noah Brooks in 1863

Abraham Lincoln

"I long ago made up my mind that if anybody wants to kill me, he will do it. If I wore a shirt of mail and kept myself surrounded by a bodyguard, it would be all the same. There are a thousand ways of getting at a man if it is desirable that he should be killed. Besides, in this case, it seems to me, the man who would come after me would be just as objectionable to my enemies -- if I have any." Abraham Lincoln to journalist Noah Brooks in 1863

A group of African American migrant children sitting on the porch of a house on the Bayou Bourbeau plantation, Natchitoches, Louisianna, 1940.

A group of African American migrant children sitting on the porch of a house on the Bayou Bourbeau plantation, Natchitoches, Louisianna, 1940.

332nd Fighter Group Pilots in Pre-Mission Briefing by  Unknown Artist

332nd Fighter Group Pilots in Pre-Mission Briefing by Unknown Artist

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