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US President Barack Obama stands with First Lady Michelle Obama shortly before greeting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur at the North Portico of the White House November as the Obamas host their first official State Dinner.

Racist Americana: 'Darkie' toothpaste, by Hawley and Hazel Chemical Co.

'Darkie' toothpaste, by the Chinese company Hawley and Hazel Chemical Co., now owned by American corporation, Colgate Palmolive and renamed 'Darlie.

A young cowboy. (In the 1950's photographers would show up in neighborhoods accompanied by their ponies & a collection of little cowboy/cowgirl outfits. They went from house to house offering to photograph your little darlings for a fee. http://lonehand.com/cowboy_songs_v.htm

A very well-equipped itty bitty cowboy in an orphaned photo -- [Real African-American cowboys at]

"It Sho Do Crackle", Kellogg's Rice Krispies, 1930 Not at all appropriate for today's audiences.

1930 Kellogg's Rice Krispies Ad ~ "It Sho Do Crackle", Vintage Food Ads (Other)

Booker T. Washington with His Family

Booker T. Washington and his children Ernest Davidson Washington (standing left), Booker T., and niece Laura Murray Washington.

An American solider in World War II, John R. Fox died when he deliberately called an artillery strike on his own position. Fox realised that the German troops were overrunning his party’s position. The strike delayed the enemy long enough for other American units to organize a counter attack.

12 Unsung Heroes Who Will Inspire You To Be A Better Person

"We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.”  ― Malcolm X - El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz a.k.a Malcolm X [May 9, 1925 – February 21,1965]

Malcolm X: A side rarely seen

"We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” ― Malcolm X - El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz a.a Malcolm X [May 1925 – February

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Freedom Riders’ Mugshots

60 different Freedom Rides crisscrossed the south. 450 riders participated and over 300 were arrested for defying the Jim Crow Laws.

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