Meet Stepin Fetchit, The Controversial First Black Millionaire Actor In Hollywood
A persona created by vaudevillian Lincoln Perry in the 1920s, Stepin Fetchit made Perry rich — but also angered many Black Americans due to his use of racial stereotypes.
27 Rarely Seen Photos Of ‘High-Society’ Black Women During The Victorian Era
From educators and artists to debutantes and philanthropists, these "Black Victorias" made a name for themselves in both England and the United States.
Annie Lee Cooper, The Black Activist John Lewis Revered As ‘Absolutely Fearless’
From marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma to socking a racist cop for trying to keep her from the polls, Annie Lee Cooper fought for the rights of Black Americans with ferocity.
Martin Couney Turned Premature Babies Into A Carnival Sideshow — And Saved Their Lives
Known as the “Incubator Doctor,” Martin Couney was a controversial figure in the early 20th century. But today, he’s recognized as a hero who saved thousands of vulnerable infants.