Spelman Grads Class of 1892  Spelman, one of the nation's most highly regarded colleges for women, was founded by Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles, two friends who were commissioned in 1879 by the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society to study the living conditions "among the freedmen of the South."

Spelman College in Atlanta, one of the oldest historically black colleges for women, was established as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary on this date.

This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961)

This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert ~ Photo from the Ohio Historical Archive.

african americans in 1930's | ... Abstract Painted Backdrops in the 1930's African American Photo Studio

Abstract Painted Backdrops in the African American Photo Studio

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.

Of course all lives matter. But in the wake of the recent killings of unarmed black men and women by police, and the failure to prosecute their killers, the message being sent to black communities is that they don’t matter. That is why this campaign is so necessary.

In the wake of the recent killings of unarmed black men and women by police, and the failure to prosecute their killers, the message being sent to black communities is that they don’t matter.

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Fierceness since the beginning Visit Vintage Black Glamour for more fierceness from the past.

Black Archive : found African American girlchild praying before meal with pigtails, hair bows and ruffled dress 1950's

Black Archive : found African American girlchild praying before meal with pigtails, hair bows and ruffled dress

Five African American Astronauts

Do you know who all of these great women are? L-R: Stephanie Wilson (NASA Astronaut), Joan Higginbotham (NASA Astronaut), Mae Jemison (NASA Astronaut), Yvonne Cagle (NASA Astronaut), Sharon McDougle (Spacesuit Team Manager).

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