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
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 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.
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
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.
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.