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Frida Kahlo: Many of Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits are expressions of the duality she felt at having both European and Mexican heritage, as shown in this 1939 painting entitled 'The Two Fridas'.

Unscrupulous profiteers were never shy about trying to benefit from something Native Americans possessed. When petroleum was discovered in Oklahoma (see last post), the lands occupied by the Five Civilized Tribes became a magnet for exploitation.

FAMILY Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians

Portrait of Captain T. Shorey and family, Oakland, CA 1898 #black_history #african_american

William T. Shorey – was a late Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the

Rhoda Ray was born a slave about 1824;  She was referred to as “Aunt Rhoda” During the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, on August 10, 1861, Rhoda and her children initially sought shelter in the cellar of the Ray house, then helped treat the wounded after the house was occupied as a Southern field hospital. Rhoda was freed in 1865

Rhoda Ray, born slave referred 2 as- “Aunt Rhoda”. During th Battle f Wilson’s Creek, Rhoda & hr children sought shelter in Ray house, then helped treat th wounded after th house was occupied as a Southern field hospital. She was freed in 1865

The Benny Evangelista Murder Case - possibly the weirdest unsolved murder I know...

FAITH HEALER LEFT HEADLESS: A True Crime Tale by Jim Linderman In according to an AP wire story which ran in several newspapers, including places as far afield as Sarasota, Florida and Spokane,.

C1930s Vintage Photo Two Beautiful Classy Dressed Black African American Women | eBay


Love this 1910 photo of very fashionable ladies. Wish it was in color.  From museumca.org via Pinterest

The six young women in this posed portrait are identified as "The Haymakers". Collection of Oakland Museum of California.