Louis Brody (M'bebe Mpessa) born 1892, in German colony of Kamerun) - actor, musician, wrestler. His career began in the 1920s and lasted till his death in 1952. Brody did political work supporting Afro-Germans via the African Aid Organisation. In 1938 he married a black woman from Danzig. Unlike many colleagues and friends, he survived the Nazi regime while remaining active and successful as an artist. His roles often emphasized the racial stigmas against blacks in Germany at the times.
Aida Overton Walker in Negro History - Jet Magazine, October 15, 1953 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr She was the wife of George Walker, the comedy partner of the Great Bert Williams. She died at age 36. Look how pretty she was!
I admire this girl's courage . Dorothy Counts, a fifteen year old black girl attempting to integrate all white Harding High School in NC in 1957. After four days of abuse her family removed her from school
Kathleen Cleaver was the first female member of the Black Panther Party's decision making body. Kathleen was the wife of Eldridge Cleaver and she currently serves as a Professor of Law and Senior Lecturer at Emory University.
Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her...