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"Blind Tom" Thomas Wiggins, (1843-1908).  Born a slave.  He thrilled audiences here and in Europe with his remarkable musical performances.  Midland, Georgia

"Blind Tom" Thomas Wiggins, (1843-1908). Born a slave. He thrilled audiences here and in Europe with his remarkable musical performances. Midland, Georgia

Postcard of City Market in Columbus, GA

Postcard of City Market in Columbus, GA

1883 Distinguished Colored Men Poster

1883 Distinguished Colored Men Poster

1883 Distinguished Black Men African American Frederick Douglass Blanche K Bruce Color Photo Art by TimeofReason on Etsy

Wellge’s #map of Columbus, #Georgia (1886)

Wellge’s #map of Columbus, #Georgia (1886)

Alton Fruit & Produce Company, Alton, IL.  From the collection of Doug Mayes.

Alton Fruit & Produce Company, Alton, IL. From the collection of Doug Mayes.

DouglassSchool_LowerClass_1905_06.jpg (926×627)

DouglassSchool_LowerClass_1905_06.jpg (926×627)

October 1,1868 John Mercer Langston founded and organized the Law Department of Howard University, the first in a black school. He headed the department when classes formally began on January 6, 1869, and was its dean from 1870 to 1873. From 1873 to 1875 he was vice-president and acting president of the university.

October 1,1868 John Mercer Langston founded and organized the Law Department of Howard University, the first in a black school. He headed the department when classes formally began on January 6, 1869, and was its dean from 1870 to 1873. From 1873 to 1875 he was vice-president and acting president of the university.

Powhatan Beaty - received medal of honor for service during the civil war

Powhatan Beaty - received medal of honor for service during the civil war

Daniel Thomas escaped slavery on a Norfolk, VA plantation in 1812 and made his way to Nova Scotia where he lived with Native Americans and o...

Daniel Thomas escaped slavery on a Norfolk, VA plantation in 1812 and made his way to Nova Scotia where he lived with Native Americans and o...

The Linwood Plantation 422 Dougherty Lane Jackson, Louisiana, 70748 in Ascension Parish 1848

The Linwood Plantation 422 Dougherty Lane Jackson, Louisiana, 70748 in Ascension Parish 1848

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