Historic Hour

I've challenge myself to see what I could find on the internet in one hour. Here's what I found: 


1. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site in Richmond, Virginia

"Maggie Lena Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for Jim Crow-era African Americans and women. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, on July 15, 1864. Her mother was a former slave and cook. Despite her humble beginnings, Walker achieved national prominence as a businesswoman and community leader. She established a newspaper and was the first African American woman in the United States to found a bank."

2.Female firefighters at Pearl Harbor (1941).

"Legs astride and resolute determination on their faces, four young women hose a fire in America’s first line of defense against the surprise Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Or so the history books have said.

Now an investigation has found that the picture, published countless times in books and magazines, is not from the day the U.S. joined World War II - but was most likely a snap of a training exercise." More on the photo here

3. Students studying at the University of Alabama, 1963 

Found on the University of Alabama's website. 

 4. An A-Z list of Black Inventors  

5. Images of Black Cowboys, 1860s-1890s

Found on wikipedia


6. The only remaining Negro League stadium in the mid-Atlantic states, opened in 1932. 

New Jersey Plans to renovate the stadium. Read more here.





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