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Hattie McDaniel

Born in Wichita, Kansas the daughter of a freed slave turned preacher and spiritual singer mother, Hattie McDaniel, one of 13 children, grew up to become the Black woman to win an Oscar.

Martin and Osa Johnson were pioneering wildlife filmmakers, photographers, authors, and explorers who traveled to the exotic realms of Africa, Borneo, and the South Seas, recording cultures (that have ceased to exist) and presenting them back in the U.S. 1884-1937; 1894-1953.

Portrait of Martin and Osa Johnson - Safari Museum- Chanute, KS. Highly recommend any books written by Osa Johnson.

Navajo Indian ~ Gorgeous!

"Navajo Boy" Photo taken by Carl Moon circa Mr. Moon captured many Native Americans on film while traveling through Arizona.

Photograph of Alfred Murphy, an ex-slave who lived in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. "Never Too Old to Learn!" That's the slogan of this 105 year old ex-slave who was a pupil in a literacy class conducted by the WPA in Columbus, Ohio. #BlackHistory

Photograph of Alfred Murphy, an ex-slave who lived in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio." That the slogan of this 105 year old ex-slave who was a pupil in a literacy class conducted by the WPA in Columbus, Ohio.

1887, when Thérèse Martin (Mother Teresa) was fourteen years old.

Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a child! She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.a living saint in my time.

"I am not ashamed of the court's verdict. On the contrary, I am proud to have saved the lives of hundreds of oppressed people. My assistance to Jews was rooted in my Christian world outlook… It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calculations? " Paul Grüninger, Swiss border policeman who illegally allowed 3,600 desperate Jews entry to Switzerland. Lost his job and pension, died in poverty.

Paul Grueninger - "It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calcu.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes, became the first African American to be appointed dean of a predominantly white medical school in the United States. In 1993, Ross-Lee became the first African American woman dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001.

In Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes,became the first African American woman to be appointed dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until

Klara Hitler.  The mother of Adolf Hitler, Klara was a mild, loving mother and wife who did all she could to make Adolf's early life as easy and carefree as possible.  In return, she seems to be one of the few people Hitler genuinely loved.  She died while Hitler was still in his teens,

Klara Hitler, mother of Adolph Hitler was a kind and gentle soul, by all accounts. She died while he was still in his teens, thereby saving herself the agony of watching his descent into madness and murder.

Three generations of the King Family....the father, Martin Luther King, Sr., Martin Luther King, Jr. son, and  Martin Luther King, III, grandson.

Michael King I II and III which later changed their names to Martin Luther King after the teachings of Martin Luther. Martin Luther King, Jr with his father and son, Atlanta, Georgia, March Photo by Richard Avedon.

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas @ The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

mixedfreckle: “African American and Native American families and lives. IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas “Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has.

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, age nineteen,     c. 1865. Handsome.

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, age nineteen, c. (Buffalo Bill Historical Center) Reminds me of Dad.we used to call him Wild Bill Cody since his name was Bill.

Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar.  Oakley's most famous trick is being able to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using a .22 at 90 feet. [Wikipedia] (Thanks, David Cranmer)

Annie Oakley was an Ohio-born lady who could shoot like the dickens. She was the first white woman hired by a Wild West outfit to fill a traditionally male role.

A military photo of Audie Murphy The most decorated soilder in WWII. His story was told in  the movie To Hell and Back in which he Starred in playing himself.

Audie Murphy - Real American hero, movie star and most decorated veteran of World War II, has a VA Medical Center named after him in San Antonio, Texas. He died in a plane crash, 47 years old.

Anne Frank and her family

The Frank family: Otto, Anne, Edith and Margot. *guessing around 1940 - family went into hiding July 6 1942

This is a famous photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her by rena

Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell. This is a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher when Helen was a child.

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