Abraham Lincoln (direita) lendo a Bíblia Sagrada com o ex-escravo e abolicionista Sojoumer Truth. A PALAVRA DE DEUS, MOTIVO NÚMERO UM, DO GRANDE CRESCIMENTO DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DA AMÉRICA, E DO ÓDIO DOS COMUNISTAS ATEÍSTAS, QUE BUSCAM-NA DESTRUIR.

100 years before Rosa Parks there was Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911). She was an abolitionist, poet and author. Born free in Baltimore, she had a prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at age 20 and her first novel, the widely praised Iola Leroy, at age 67. In 1850, she became the first woman to teach sewing at the Union Seminary. In 1851, she helped blacks along the Underground Railroad on their way to Canada, running from the Democrats’ Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald in 1947 at Bop City Nightclub, New York,

Rarely seen photo of Lincoln (possibly by Preston Butler) made in May 1860, just after Lincoln clinched the nomination.

Rosa Parks

Most people believe that Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president.

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1920 First Black Women to Vote in Ettrick, Virginia :: Virginia State University Digital Archives Collection --hese women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols

1953: Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island. The ceremony was followed by a reception for 1,200 guests at Hammersmith Farm, the estate where Jacquline summered as a child.

Abraham Lincoln

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