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"The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness." -Marcus Garvey | At the end of the 19th Century, white Southern society began to pass laws to reverse the gains Black Americans made during Reconstruction. By 1900, the Age of Jim Crow (legal segregation) was in full swing. Yet as this image taken by Tallahassee photographer Alvan S. Harper reveal, this man among many Black Americans were able to prosper despite the social/legal restrictions they…

This young gentleman carries a cane, and I believe that's a fraternity fob on his vest, suggesting he's a college man. By the age of Jim Crow was in full swing. Image by Tallahassee photographer Alvan S.

52 Photos Of Classic Cool That Will Make You Wish We Dressed Like We Used To

Two men in the - 50 Vintage Fashion Photos That Show How Awesome People Used To Dress Best of Web Shrine

Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

Over photographs digitized photographs from the State Library and Archives of Florida, the Florida Photographic Collection is the most complete online portrait of Florida available

Marcus Garvey with Prince Kojo Tovalou-Houenou of Dahomey, called the "Garvey of Africa", and George O. Marke. 1924 by Black History Album, via Flickr

diasporicroots: “ Marcus Garvey with Prince Kojo Tovalou-Houenou of Dahomey, called the “Garvey of Africa”, and George O. In Harlem Kojo Tovalou Houénou (born Marc Tovalou Quénum;

African American Man by Black History Album, via Flickr

[Reverend Henry Hugh Proctor, pastor of the First Congregational Church, Atlanta, Georgia; head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

African American Man by Black History Album, via Flickr

African American man standing in sack suit and tie. For more on African American experience and achievements in the U. and elsewhere visit Discover Black Heritage , a travel guide to black history and culture

Gall - Hunkpapa - 1888

Gall (aka Goes In The Middle) - Hunkpapa - 1888 Chief, fought battle of Little Bighorn

Blackdom is the virtually untold story of Black pioneers Frank and Ella Boyer dream to create a “colony” for Black people in the prairie of Southeastern New Mexico. It was a community of 300 people, “The Only Exclusive Negro Settlement in New Mexico” as the official township letterhead stated. Blackdom existed in New Mexico from 1908 to the mid-1920

The town of Blackdom was the first all-African American settlement in the New Mexico. Blackdom is the virtually untold story of Black pioneers Frank and Ella Boyer dream to create a “colony” for Black people in the prairie of Southeastern New Mexico.

Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata Salazar (San Miguel Anenecuilco Morelos August 1879 - Chinameca Morelos April great military leader of the Mexican Revolution and symbol of peasant resistance in Mexico. He commanded the Southern Liberation Army.

Bessie Coleman;  First female Black pilot in the world!

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (January 1892 – April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license.

John C. Robinson, The Brown Condor - Born in Florida in 1903 and raised in Mississippi, Robinson graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1924. He went on to head Selassie's Ethiopian Air Force in the 1930s and to teach at Tuskegee in the 1930s and 40s. He died in 1954 due to burns incurred during the engine failure and crash of his training plane. (Information via Oxford African American Studies Center. Illustration via Nick Derington on Flickr)

John C. Robinson, The Brown Condor - Born in Florida in 1903 and raised in Mississippi, Robinson graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1924. He went on to head Selassie's Ethiopian Air Force in the 1930s and to teach at Tuskegee in the 1930s and 40s. He died in 1954 due to burns incurred during the engine failure and crash of his training plane. (Information via Oxford African American Studies Center. Illustration via Nick Derington on Flickr)

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