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Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot

Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot

blackhistoryalbum:  Femme Fatale | The Black Victorians | 1890s via Black History Album, The Way We WereFollow us on TUMBLR, PINTEREST

blackhistoryalbum: Femme Fatale | The Black Victorians | 1890s via Black History Album, The Way We WereFollow us on TUMBLR, PINTEREST

Willie and George Muse were black albino brothers born in Roanoke, VA in 1893. In 1899 they were kidnapped by sideshow agents and told there mother had died and they would never see her again. They were showcased as White Ecuadorian cannibals, Eko and Iko. In the mid 1920s the brothers toured with Ringling Brothers circus and while visiting their home town, their mother found them and fought to free her sons 20 years after their disappearance.

Willie and George Muse were black albino brothers born in Roanoke, VA in 1893. In 1899 they were kidnapped by sideshow agents and told there mother had died and they would never see her again. They were showcased as White Ecuadorian cannibals, Eko and Iko. In the mid 1920s the brothers toured with Ringling Brothers circus and while visiting their home town, their mother found them and fought to free her sons 20 years after their disappearance.

The Real Django:  This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based.  His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based. His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!  In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective. http://www.cafepress.com/gkcstore

Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry! In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective. http://www.cafepress.com/gkcstore

HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…

HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…

Wyatt Earp Rare | WYATT-EARP-c1890-RARE-PHOTO-GUNFIGHTER-LAWMAN-SHERIFF-GAMBLER-DODGE ...

Wyatt Earp Rare | WYATT-EARP-c1890-RARE-PHOTO-GUNFIGHTER-LAWMAN-SHERIFF-GAMBLER-DODGE ...

On the day after Independence Day in 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" in Rochester, New York.  He used the occasion to remark on the irony of celebrating American freedom and independence in the midst of the continued enslavement of African Americans.

On the day after Independence Day in 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" in Rochester, New York. He used the occasion to remark on the irony of celebrating American freedom and independence in the midst of the continued enslavement of African Americans.

The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.      His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

Miss Black America Gloria O. Smith, 1969. The 1st Miss Black America pageant was organized by J. Morris Anderson in Philadelphia, 1968, to protest the racial exclusion of Black women in the national Miss America pageant.

Miss Black America Gloria O. Smith, 1969. The 1st Miss Black America pageant was organized by J. Morris Anderson in Philadelphia, 1968, to protest the racial exclusion of Black women in the national Miss America pageant.

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