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Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.

Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind," was a member of the AWVS during WWII.

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind," was a member of the AWVS during WWII.

Brother, if you intend to be a gansta. Then be a real Gansta

Brother, if you intend to be a gansta. Then be a real Gansta

Beautiful portrait of Sally Heming, who was not only the Mother of 6 of Jefferson's children, but ALSO the half sister to Jefferson's white wife! (1773-1835)

Beautiful portrait of Sally Heming, who was not only the Mother of 6 of Jefferson's children, but ALSO the half sister to Jefferson's white wife! (1773-1835)

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ.

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ.

Famous photograph of suffragette Ada Wright, beaten by British police in 1910. She was among hundreds beaten in response to a huge protest directly challenging Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, who had outright rejected the idea of making a bill to give women a vote.

Famous photograph of suffragette Ada Wright, beaten by British police in 1910. She was among hundreds beaten in response to a huge protest directly challenging Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, who had outright rejected the idea of making a bill to give women a vote.

Cantonese pirate Ching Shih (1775-1844) left prostitution to terrorize the China Sea with a fleet of 1,800 ships & more than 80,000 pirates. She was so powerful that the Chinese emperor offered her amnesty. So she took her loot, opened a gambling house & lived happily for a further 34 years.

Cantonese pirate Ching Shih (1775-1844) left prostitution to terrorize the China Sea with a fleet of 1,800 ships & more than 80,000 pirates. She was so powerful that the Chinese emperor offered her amnesty. So she took her loot, opened a gambling house & lived happily for a further 34 years.

Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951)[1] (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.[2]

Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951)[1] (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.[2]

The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

A 150 warriors, led by Sioux Chief Little Turtle, swooped down on an unsuspecting caravan while the men were having their evening meal. With no time to defend themselves all were slaughtered, with the exception of one boy, Robert McGee. The Chief knocked Robert down with a lance, and then shot him with a revolver. He then shot him through with two arrows, to pin him to the ground,  then scalped him. As each of the Indians passed him, they beat and stabbed him, then left him for dead. Photo…

A 150 warriors, led by Sioux Chief Little Turtle, swooped down on an unsuspecting caravan while the men were having their evening meal. With no time to defend themselves all were slaughtered, with the exception of one boy, Robert McGee. The Chief knocked Robert down with a lance, and then shot him with a revolver. He then shot him through with two arrows, to pin him to the ground, then scalped him. As each of the Indians passed him, they beat and stabbed him, then left him for dead. Photo…

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