Women of Fauberg Treme, New Orleans. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city.Early history it was the main neighborhood of free people of color.It remains today an important African-American & Cr'eole cuture.
Full length portrait, young AFrican American girl standing by a tassled chair, holding doll and handle of baby doll carriage, ca. 1870. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography <3
First Massive African American Protest in American History - July 28, 1917 - The riots in East St. Louis began when whites, angry because African Americans were employed by a factory holding government contracts, went on a rampage. Over $400,000 worth of property was destroyed. At least 40 African Americans were killed. Men, women and children were beaten, stabbed, hanged and burned. Nearly 6,000 African Americans were driven from their homes.