Florence Mills in 1923. She was born in 1895, to ex-slaves in a Washington, D.C. slum. By the age of four, she was performing on stage. By the 1920s, she was the toast of Broadway and London and the first black woman featured in Vogue. Her trademark song, ‘I'm a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird’ was a protest against racial inequality. Mills died in 1927, aged only 31.
"Black Holocaust" quote by Martin Luther King at Kura Hulanda, a museum about African slavery. "THE GENOCIDE OF SOME 50-100 MILLION AFRICAN MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN & THE ENSLAVEMENT OF MILLIONS OF OTHERS IS THE BLACK HOLOCAUST."
Mary Eliza Mahoney, R.N. First Black Nurse 1845 -1926**** Today in Black History, 1/4/2014 - Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American registered nurse in the United States. For more info, check out today's blog!