Three Negro Congressmen en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Lynch Lynch was a Mississippi congressman during the Reconstruction era. He was born a slave to his white father Patrick Lynch. His mother Catherine White was a slave of mixed European and African heritage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_DePriest Oscar Stanton De Priest (March 9, 1871 - May 12, 1951) was an American lawmaker and civil rights advocate who served as a U.S. Representative from Illinois from 1929 to
John Berry Meachum (May 3, 1784 - February 19, 1854) was born enslaved in Virginia and worked as a carpenter to buy freedom for himself, his father, and his wife, Mary. After relocating to St. Louis he opened a school for black children, operating from a steamboat on the Mississippi when schools for blacks in the city were outlawed. He and Mary also worked with the Underground Railroad, escorting fugitives across the river into Illinois. #TodayInBlackHistory
Les portraits d’Indiens de Frank A. Rinehart
Chief Wolf Robe, Cheyenne. By Frank A. Rinehart. 1890
A Black Mississippi Judge's Breathtaking Speech To 3 White Murderers
A Black Mississippi Judge's Breathtaking Speech To 3 White Murderers | http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/02/12/385777366/a-black-mississippi-judges-breathtaking-speech-to-three-white-murderers? U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, for the Southern District of Mississippi.