NAACP Official George Raymond's House Burned To Prevent A Black Family from Moving In - Jet Magazine, June 12, 1958 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

NAACP Official George Raymond's House Burned To Prevent A Black Family from Moving In - Jet Magazine, June 12, 1958 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

May 3, 1948 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks & other minorities were legally not enforceable in Shelley v Kraemer. The Shelley's shown here in the photo purchased a home in a St. Louis area where 39 people owned 57 parcels of land. In February of 1911 30 of the owners signed an agreement or a restrictive covenant not to sell to African or Asian Americans. In August of 1945 the Shelley's purchased a home in the neighborhood. Kraemer's sued.

May 1948 Supreme Court ruled in Shelley v. Kraemer that federal and state courts could not enforce restrictive convenants which barred persons from owning or occupying property because of their race.

On September 15, 1963 Johnny Robinson, age 16, was shot in the back by Birmingham police officer Jack Parker firing from a squad car. Others in the car said the driver going over a bump or hitting his brakes could have caused Parker to fire. Other witnesses heard two shots. Robinson's family never talked about his death, and his brother and sister went to school the next day. Another youth, Virgil Ware, 13, was also killed in the aftermath of the church bombing. #TodayInBlackHistory

Johnny's Death: The Untold Tragedy In Birmingham

On May 23rd , 1946 a Black tenant farmer James Fultz and  his wife Annie Mae  delivered  the nation's  first set of African American quadruplets . The Fultz  family , which already included 6 children , lived in Reidsville,North Carolina.Thirty -seven year -old Annie Mae,  like most women during the era, conceived naturally without the aid  of fertility treatments

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Little Known Black History Fact: The Fultz Quads were the worlds's first recorded African American identical quadruplets and was born May in REIDSVILLE, NC. Baby Formula company PET jumped on the opportunity to use these little baby girls as endors

A young Emmett Till; his death at the hands of white racists helped galvanize the Civil Rights Movement.

A young Emmett Till; his death at the hands of white racists helped galvanize the Civil Rights Movement.Emmett Louis Till was an African-American teenager who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of after reportedly flirting with a white woman.

112 Yr Old Mississippi Woman Waits for Word on Emmett Till Murder Trial - Jet…

112 Yr Old Mississippi Woman Waits for Word on Emmett Till Murder Trial - Jet Magazine, October 1955

To combat the high rate of death among the enslaved, plantation owners demanded females start having children at 13. By 20, the enslaved women would be expected to have four or five children. As an inducement, plantation owners promised freedom for enslaved female once she bore 15 children, according to Slavery in the United States by John Simkin.

The fertility of enslaved women was examined by owners to make sure they were able to birth as many children as possible. Secretly, slaveowners would impregnate enslaved women and when the child was born and

Blackdom is the virtually untold story of Black pioneers Frank and Ella Boyer dream to create a “colony” for Black people in the prairie of Southeastern New Mexico. It was a community of 300 people, “The Only Exclusive Negro Settlement in New Mexico” as the official township letterhead stated. Blackdom existed in New Mexico from 1908 to the mid-1920

The town of Blackdom was the first all-African American settlement in the New Mexico. Blackdom is the virtually untold story of Black pioneers Frank and Ella Boyer dream to create a “colony” for Black people in the prairie of Southeastern New Mexico.

Seven African American teens walking the steps to a school, while the white students are watching on during the demonstration regarding school integration. 1956.

Seven African American teens walking the steps to the school, while the white students are watching on during the demonstration regarding school integration. What incredible dignity they displayed in the face of disgusting bigotry.

Green Grotto Caves Tour from Falmouth Cruise Pier

Dysfunctional families always need someone to blame ... because they can't seem to own up to the 'real' problem or see their own behavior.

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I may be the black sheep of the family, but some of the white sheep aren´t as white as they try to appear. Ain't it the truth.

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