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vintage bombshells.  One day I realized I was living in a country where I was afraid to be black. It was only a country for white people. Not black. So I left. I had been suffocating in the United States… A lot of us left, not because we wanted to leave, but because we couldn’t stand it anymore… I felt liberated in Paris.” (x) Josephine Baker

“Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and even the “Créole Goddess” in anglophone nations. Baker was the first African American fe.

The FIRST Black Senator; a RARE photograph and great portrait by Mathew Brady - a cabinet card photograph of Hiram Rhoades Revels (1822-1901). Of mixed African and Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister and later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction, later the President of Alcorn University.

Hiram Rhoades Revels the first Black Senator. Of mixed African & Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister; later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction; later still, the President of Alcorn University. Photo by Matthew Brady

Susie King Taylor, the first Black Army Nurse.  She took care of all the Black army troops named the First South Carolina Volunteers, 33rd Regiment, during the Civil War.  This Union nurse was never paid for her work like many Black nurses during that time.

What a special young woman! Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

Alice Coachman ~  First black woman to win an Olympic gold medal (high jump)

ALICE COACHMAN, 88 High Jump Coachman was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, and the only female American athlete to win gold in track and field at the 1948 Games.

c. late 1800s: Onna-bugeisha - “Female Samurai"

"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.

soundsof71: “Elton John& Cher at the Rock Music Awards, August 9, 1975, by Ulvis Alberts ”

soundsof71: “Elton John& Cher at the Rock Music Awards, August 9, 1975, by Ulvis Alberts ”

Marilyn Monroe ►alwaraky◄

Marilyn Monroe ►alwaraky◄