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Paola Menacho, actress. Her mother, the first black woman in Bolivia to marry a white man

Native American

Brazil, 1880: slave woman carrying her master's baby in the traditional african way.

Women in the War Industry Amanda Smith, an African-American woman employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company. Between 1940 and 1944, approximately one million civilian African Americans entered the labor force; 600,000 of them were female. The proportion of black women in industrial occupations almost tripled during the war, rising from 6.5 to 18 percent. Los Angeles-area aircraft plants were among the first to offer them employment. This woman worked at the Long…

21 Lessons from Pele, The Greatest Soccer Player of All Time

Black and white photography portrait man Pele

African American woman with bonnet by Black History Album, via Flickr

From Sepia Roses' Vintage Black Women galleries on flickr

African American women in front of YWCA’s Ontario House by Black History Album, via Flickr

Man and Daughter by Black History Album, via Flickr

Black Pearl | People of the African Diaspora | 1870Unidentified Afro-Brazilian Woman. Photography by Alberto Henschel Pernambuco