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A recent letter to Assemblywoman Skinner of California, on the need to address the solitary confinement of women and transgender persons in California prisons.

Young black woman wearing a white dress by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

Young African American Girl by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

African American family on there way back from a funeral, somewhere in rural Georgia, 1942. Black History Album, via Flickr

Beautiful Black Woman by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

Woman with a fan made of feathers by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

The Emancipation of Rebecca, Augusta & Rosa | 1863. by Black History Album, via Flickr. Caption: REBECCA, AUGUSTA and ROSA, Emancipated Slaves, from New Orleans. Photographed by Kimball, 477 Broadway, NY. 1863. hese three girls were part of a group of eight former slaves from New Orleans (five children and three adults) sent to the North on a publicity tour to (1) raise money for schools that served former slaves (2) to arouse the sympathy of countrymen who were preoccupied by war.

Track Women | 1943 by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)