Born a slave in Jackson county Missouri, Cathay Williams was the only known female Buffalo soldier during the Civil War.  She masqueraded as a man and enlists din the 38th Infantry, Company A, as William Cathay.

thecivilwarparlor: “ Cathay Williams - Became the first and the only known female Buffalo Soldier. Enlisting in the US Regular Army 1866 at St. Louis, Missouri for a three year engagement, passing.

Anjesenamón (Also Known As Ankhesenamun) was the third of six daughters of Akhenaten (Akhenaton) and the Royal Great Wife, Nefertiti. His original name, Anjesenpaatón MEANS that Lives By The Aton. His exact birth date is unknown, but it likely to be the first of the royal princesses born May at the newly founded capital of Egypt, Akhetaten.

Anjesenamón (or Ankhesenamun) was the third of six daughters of Akhenaten (Akhenaton) and the Royal Great Wife, Nefertiti, probably the first royal princess born at the capital of Egypt, Akhetaten.

Nobleman in Saint Francis Xavier Baptizing Proselytes, 1680s (upper class)

Luca Giordano Saint Francis Xavier Baptizing Proselytes and Saint Francis Borgia Italy (c. Oil on Canvas, 421 x 315 cm.

Did you know there was an African American owned car manufacturer? The C.R. Patterson & Son Carriage Co. of Greenfield, Ohio became the nation's, and the world's, 1st & only African-American founded & owned car manufacturing company. The company began as a manufacturer of horse drawn carriages & ended up as a manufacturer of buses for both urban transportation systems & rural school needs. In 1915 they came out with a car that was considered more sophisticated than Henry Ford's Model T cars.

Patterson Sons Company was a carriage building firm, and the first African American-owned automobile manufacturer. The company was founded by Charles Richard Patterson, who was born into slavery in April 1833 on a plantation in Virginia.

Georges Lallemand; formerly attributed to Claude Vignon  Adoration of the Magi  France (1630)  Oil on Canvas, 189 x 315.5 cm.  Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lille

formerly attributed to Claude Vignon Adoration of the Magi France Oil on Canvas, 189 x cm, detail, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lille

William “April” Ellison was a freed black slave who later became South Carolina’s largest slave owner and trader. Born as April Ellison in the late 1790’s, young Ellison worked for owner William McCreight as a gin apprentice in Winnsboro, South Carolina. By the time he married at age 21, Ellison had learned the trades of blacksmithing, machining, and carpentry. Given his freedom at age 26, Ellison changed his name to William, after his former owner.

William Ellison Jr, born April Ellison, (C. April, 1790 – 5 December South Carolina, former slave who achieved considerable success in business before the American Civil War. He held 60 slaves at his death and more than acres of land.

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There are over 500 statues and paintings of a Black Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus in churches in Europe. Medieval depictions of Black Madonna, a. The Virgin Mary.

Colonel Ruth Alice Lucas was the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel. At the time of her retirement, she was the highest-ranking African American womanColonel Ruth Alice Lucas was the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel. At the time of her retirement, she was the highest-ranking African American woman in the Air Force. Lucas was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on November 28, 1920. After high…

Colonel Ruth Alice Lucas was the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel. At the time of her retirement, she was the highest-ranking African American womanColonel Ruth Alice Lucas was the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel. At the time of her retirement, she was the highest-ranking African American woman in the Air Force. Lucas was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on November 28, 1920. After high…

Proving we ruled the world until being raped, pillaged, and lied to by others who came to our various kingdoms pretending to be friends first~

Proving we ruled the world until being raped, pillaged, and lied to by others who came to our various kingdoms pretending to be friends first~

Alfred W. Harris introduced the bill that chartered Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute (later Virginia State University) during his time in the House of Delegates (1881–1888). Harris was born enslaved in Fairfax County, during the AmericanAlfred W. Harris introduced the bill that chartered Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute (later Virginia State University) during his time in the House of Delegates (1881–1888). Harris was born enslaved in Fairfax County, during the American Civil…

Alfred W. Harris introduced the bill that chartered Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute (later Virginia State University) during his time in the House of Delegates (1881–1888). Harris was born enslaved in Fairfax County, during the AmericanAlfred W. Harris introduced the bill that chartered Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute (later Virginia State University) during his time in the House of Delegates (1881–1888). Harris was born enslaved in Fairfax County, during the American Civil…

Belle Alexander was "Rosie the Riveter" and one of first African Americans to work for Boeing Aircraft. Alexander was born and raised in rural Georgia, she left home at age 18 and moved to Atlanta. WhenBelle Alexander was  “Rosie the Riveter” and one of first African Americans to work for Boeing Aircraft. Alexander was born and raised in rural Georgia, she left home at age 18 and moved to Atlanta. When the war broke out three years later, she entered a National Youth Association job training…

Belle Alexander was "Rosie the Riveter" and one of first African Americans to work for Boeing Aircraft. Alexander was born and raised in rural Georgia, she left home at age 18 and moved to Atlanta. WhenBelle Alexander was “Rosie the Riveter” and one of first African Americans to work for Boeing Aircraft. Alexander was born and raised in rural Georgia, she left home at age 18 and moved to Atlanta. When the war broke out three years later, she entered a National Youth Association job training…

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