Alexandra Tanase

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In 1940, Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to win an Academy Award for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind. | Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Because her 1940 Oscar win was the first ever for an African American. (After accepting it, she had to return to her segregated table at the ceremony.

Two boys hold their breath, amazed, on their first elevator ride, 1948.

Bruce Savage (R) and cousin hold their breath on the first elevator ride. (Photo by Allan Grant/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Credit: Allan Grant / contributor

James Van Der Zee’s photographic chronicle of the Harlem Renaissance and #African-American life in #Harlem during the 1920s/30s

James Van Der Zee’s photographic chronicle of the Harlem Renaissance and life in during the

Addie Card: 1910 12 yr old spinner in cotton mill

February Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and would "stay." by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906

Market Street, San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. The earthquake struck San Francisco at a. on Wednesday, April Devastating fires broke out in the city and lasted for several days.