What Do You Really Know About African American History?

Created on Feb 18, 2016 by Kathy Pinna
These photos celebrate the courage, talent, and genius of families and individuals in the African-American community who contributed to the United States since the beginning. Some of these individuals are known, but I bet that many of these photos will surprise you.

What Do You Really Know About African American History?

Tuskegee Airmen strategizing in 1945 Italy

Woodrow Crockett & Edward Gleed

The March on Washington in 1963

March on Washington, 1963

Former slave Mary Thompson in 1937

Mary Thompson Austin Texas 1937

Marian Anderson, singer extraordinaire, in 1943

Washington, D.C. Marian Anderson broadcasting a Negro...

Mary Fields, a former slave, in 1900

Mary Fields,  'Stagecoach'

According to this 1900 employment chart, over 58% of African Americans were teachers

African American employment, 1900

Booker T. Washington front and center in 1906

Booker T. Washington & guests

Wallace Quarterman, a former slave, in 1935

Wallace Quarterman 1935

Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole circa 1955

Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

Convention of former slaves in 1916 Washington DC

Former Slave Convention 1916

Keeping the clothes clean in 1902

Woman washing clothes

The Greatest - Muhammad Ali in 1967

Muhammad Ali vs the Supreme Court

Kids playing golf in 1905

Kids playing golf
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