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Selma50

Selma50

In 1966, Uhura was the first black woman cast in a main role that wasn't a servant. NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered.  In response, Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, hired her as a day worker, but included her in almost every episode.

In 1966, Uhura was the first black woman cast in a main role that wasn't a servant. NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered. In response, Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, hired her as a day worker, but included her in almost every episode.

PLOTUS & FLOTUS Selma50

PLOTUS & FLOTUS Selma50

Elizabeth Eckford in front of Little Rock Central High School, 4 September 1957.

Elizabeth Eckford in front of Little Rock Central High School, 4 September 1957.

FAITH

FAITH

Macon Allen was the first African American to graduate was the first African American licensed to practice law in the United States, in Maine in 1844.  He is also believed to be the first to hold a judicial position.

Macon Allen was the first African American to graduate was the first African American licensed to practice law in the United States, in Maine in 1844. He is also believed to be the first to hold a judicial position.

Freedom Fighter | 1865  ...so very young

Freedom Fighter | 1865 ...so very young

Sally Bonetta Forbes, born in West Africa was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey at 5 years old. In June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey  and the King presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and Victoria and Albert paid for her education.  Later when Sally was married, Queen Victoria was godmother to their first child, named Victoria in her honour.

Sally Bonetta Forbes, born in West Africa was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey at 5 years old. In June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey and the King presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and Victoria and Albert paid for her education. Later when Sally was married, Queen Victoria was godmother to their first child, named Victoria in her honour.

"What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and for those around you" -Lupita Nyong'o

"What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and for those around you" -Lupita Nyong'o

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