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J. Marion Sims is remembered as the father of modern gynecology. Forgotten are the mothers—the enslaved women whose bodies were sacrificed for the advancement of his research.

Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology

Marion Sims is remembered as the father of modern gynecology. Forgotten are the mothers—the enslaved women whose bodies were sacrificed for the advancement of his research.

Everyone is retarded except conservatives.

Worldwide Scholar - AP® Comparative Government: Five Political Ideologies in Five Quotations -- Online Government & Politics Courses for High Schoolers. If You Want to Change the World, You NEED to Understand the Politics.

I have your back and your front and all of you in the embrace of my being.  You are safe.

Genetic study challenges theory that modern humans came from just one place in Africa

Amelia Boynton Robinson after she was beaten by state troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama (1965) [711 x 1024]

Amelia Boynton Robinson has died today at In this photo she is with a fellow marcher in 1965 after being knocked unconscious by Alabama troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. She was played by Lorraine Toussaint in the film "Selma".

The Shinnecocke Tribe.

The Shinnecock tribe, black native Americans, hidden history in America. At the tip of Long Island, NY

It's Not About The Lines On The Face · A Well Styled Life®

It's Not About The Lines On The Face

Maya Angelou wrote and said. RIP to this beautiful, amazing & inspirational woman who made us THINK.

WANTED: Ellen and William Craft. 1826-1891. 1824-1900. American slaves who escaped slavery in the Deep South by Ellen passing herself off as a 'white male slave master' and her husband as her slave property.

Ellen and William Craft - famous fugitive slave couple who escaped from macon, ga. Ellen, because of her apperance would pose as a white man and william as her servant

Jane Bolin was the first black woman judge in the United States.  Born April 11, 1908 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Bolin always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Her father, Gaius Bolin, the first African American graduate of Williams College, practiced law in Poughkeepsie. Bolin graduated from Wellesley College in 1928, and received her law degree from Yale University School of Law in 1931.

Jane Bolin - was the first African American female judge in the United States. She was the first black woman to graduate from Yale University School of Law and the first to be admitted to the New York City Bar Association.

When you hear "American", do you visualize a white face?  (Recently, this insight has been getting mis-attributed to another great, Maya Angelou. Fooled me, too -- but there are well-read women on Pinterest who will STRAIGHTEN YOU RIGHT OUT. Link goes to hundreds more bits of digestible wisdom from TM. xoxox, Aunt Ruth)

In this country, American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate. ~Toni Morrision (Recently, this insight has been misattributed to another great, Maya Angelou.

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today: What the U.S. Really Owes Black America | Alternet

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

George Crum http://www.famousinventors.org/george-crum

According to Enchanted Learning, a site that charts inventions, the potato chip was invented in 1853 by George Crum. Crum was a Native American/African…

Sacagawea & Jean Baptiste

This photo of a Kiowa mother and baby has been mislabled as "Sacagawea & Jean Baptiste." There are no extant photos of Sacagawea.

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