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23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

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Dr. Thomas A. Curtis was a pioneer dentist and civil rights leader who helped organize the Urban League and St. Louis NAACP branch. Curtis was born in Marion, Alabama to parents who were slaves. His father

Dr. Thomas A. Curtis was a pioneer dentist and civil rights leader who helped organize the Urban League and St. Louis NAACP branch. Curtis was born in Marion, Alabama to parents who were slaves. His father

Daniels was the 26-year-old Episcopal seminarian who answered the call of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help register African-American voters in Alabama, only to be shot and killed months later, on August 20, 1965, while shielding a then 16-year-old Ruby Sales from the shotgun fired as she attempted to enter a store to buy something to drink. Image: Jonathan with a member of the family he stayed with during his time in Selma, 1965.

Jonathan Myrick Daniels (March 1939 – August was an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist and marched with MLK across the bridge in Selma. was shot and killed saving a fellow civil rights activist shortly after the march

"Eugene Bullard was the first African American military pilot to fly in combat and the only African American pilot to fly during WWI. Ironic...

Eugene Jacques Bullard October 1894 – 12 October was the first African-American military pilot, and one of the only two Black military pilots in World War I. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor.

The FIRST Black Senator; a RARE photograph and great portrait by Mathew Brady - a cabinet card photograph of Hiram Rhoades Revels (1822-1901). Of mixed African and Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister and later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction, later the President of Alcorn University.

Hiram Rhoades Revels the first Black Senator. Of mixed African & Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister; later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction; later still, the President of Alcorn University. Photo by Matthew Brady

August 1940. "Port Gibson, Mississippi." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

A Stroll in the Park 1940 A pair of African American house maids/nannies taking a baby for a stroll, Port Gibson, Mississippi, Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

"Look at that hair! I was born in the wrong century!" The 'white' slave children of New Orleans: Images of pale mixed-race slaves used to drum up sympathy among wealthy donors in 1860s

Fundraiser organizers used lighter skinned mixed race slave children as part of an campaign to raise money for African American schools in the They believed that lighter skinned slaves would garner more sympathy, and in turn more money, for their cause.