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.
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
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 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.
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)