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Mother and daughter 1941 :: Mother grooming her daughter for healthiest-baby contest held at all African American fair :: Memphis, TN 1941 by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Black Collegians | Black Victorians  c. 1860. National Museum of American History,

African-American Family, c. 1860 Credit: National Museum of American History Vintage African -American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

I don't know who they are, but I couldn't resist Pinning this beautiful picture! It's not often you see pictures like this from back in the day.  If anyone knows who they are, please feel free to comment. Thanks!

James Van Der Zee I had to dedicate a post to Harlem Renaissance photographer James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee. Born on June 1886 in Lenox, Massachusetts, James Van Der Zee became the most sought after photographer during the.

Teenage Dreams | 1950s - A group of unknown teeny boppers posing at the YWCA, Pittsburgh, PA.Teenie Harris, 1948–1960. Charles “Teenie” Harris Collection, Courtesy of Carnegie Art Museum.

"Teenage Dreams" Charles "Teenie" Harris Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art, these girls even have dirty shoes!

Phylicia Rashad & Debbie Allen

Often overshadowed by her older sister Phylicia, Debbie Allen has been a force in Hollywood for decades. Debbie is best known for her roles as Lydia Grant on "Fame," Jackie Warren on "In The.

Cicely Tyson & Miles Davis...

Cicely & Miles: Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis in August 1968 attending the premiere of ‘The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter’ in New York City. Tyson and Davis were not a couple at the time - they actually married in Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd.

The origin of the term "dreadlocks":

Ethiopian Freedom Fighters "Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the Lord. Have not I brought up Israel out of land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Captor, and the Syrians from Kir?