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The South’s Shocking Hidden History: Thousands of Blacks Forced Into Slavery Until WW2

The South’s Shocking Hidden History: Thousands of Blacks Forced Into Slavery Until WW2

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

QUEEN OF SHEBA (960 B.C.)   "I am black but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon, Look not upon me because I am black Because the sun hath scorched me." (Song of Solomon)

QUEEN OF SHEBA (960 B.C.) "I am black but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon, Look not upon me because I am black Because the sun hath scorched me." (Song of Solomon)

In 1973 when Revlon released its fragrance Charlie, ad campaigns featured models Shelley Hack, Charlie Stember, and, notably, Naomi Sims, making Sims the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.

In 1973 when Revlon released its fragrance Charlie, ad campaigns featured models Shelley Hack, Charlie Stember, and, notably, Naomi Sims, making Sims the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.

Alpha Phi Alpha Dr. LaSalle Leffall holds eleven degrees and was the first African American President of the American Cancer Society.

Alpha Phi Alpha Dr. LaSalle Leffall holds eleven degrees and was the first African American President of the American Cancer Society.

Little known black history fact #21. Elbert Frank Cox became the first Black to hold a doctorate degree in mathematics. He achieved the degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1925.

Little known black history fact #21. Elbert Frank Cox became the first Black to hold a doctorate degree in mathematics. He achieved the degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1925.

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