Organizing coverage for a US inauguration is always a bit hectic, especially with a new administration coming in," writes AFP's photo coordinator for North America Eva Hambach. "But this one has been by far the most difficult.
In the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, business
Margaret “Mag” Palm - Before the Civil War she served as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue military uniform coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves to the North.
"Jimmie Lee Jackson was a young, unarmed civil rights protestor who was shot by an Alabama State Trooper in Jackson’s death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement." "Never Forget.
"The Atlanta Ripper", a serial killer that only targeted African-American women. In a time when lynchings and were still a tragic reality in American history, newspapers and police didn't care much about theese victims.
In Mary Ann Shadd (Cary) became the Black female journalist, editor & publisher for the Provincial Freeman. In she was also the woman admitted as a corresponding member of the black convention movement
Marjorie Lee Browne (September 1914 – October was a notable mathematics educator, the second African-American woman to receive a doctoral degree in the U., and one of the first black women to receive a doctorate in mathematics in the U.