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Portraits of people from Northern Kenya taken by John Kenny

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Mar 1, 2013

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Blazer: #vintage
Top: @hm
Jeans: Abercrombie
Sandals: Black House | White Market
Necklace: Boutique Find
Earrings: @hm

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Cathay Williams 1844-1892

From her humble start in Missouri, Cathay Williams made her way into the record books of military history as the only known and documented female buffalo soldier. 

Williams was born a slave in Jackson County and moved to Jefferson City with her family and master as a small child. In 1862, as the Union soldiers moved through Jefferson City, several slaves, including Williams, were confiscated by the 8th Indiana Infantry as ”contraband“ and taken to Arkansas. While with the 8th Indiana Infantry, she worked as a cook and laundress. After the war was over, Williams found work as a cook at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis. Not long after this, she decided she was going to join the army so that she could make her own way and not be dependent on others.

On Nov. 15, 1866, she enlisted in the 38th Infantry, Company A as William Cathay, a man. She performed regular duties that others in the company did such as working garrison duty or guarding railroads. In an article about her in the St. Louis Times, Williams was described as ”tall and powerfully built.“

After serving almost two years, the post surgeon discovered she was a woman and she was discharged. She eventually worked her way out to Colorado hoping she would get a land bounty for her military service. It isn’t likely that she ever received one since records indicate that her pension claims were denied in 1891.

#history #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #fact #soldier
Mar 1, 2013

Cathay Williams 1844-1892

From her humble start in Missouri, Cathay Williams made her way into the record books of military history as the only known and documented female buffalo soldier.

Williams was born a slave in Jackson County and moved to Jefferson City with her family and master as a small child. In 1862, as the Union soldiers moved through Jefferson City, several slaves, including Williams, were confiscated by the 8th Indiana Infantry as ”contraband“ and taken to Arkansas. While with the 8th Indiana Infantry, she worked as a cook and laundress. After the war was over, Williams found work as a cook at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis. Not long after this, she decided she was going to join the army so that she could make her own way and not be dependent on others.

On Nov. 15, 1866, she enlisted in the 38th Infantry, Company A as William Cathay, a man. She performed regular duties that others in the company did such as working garrison duty or guarding railroads. In an article about her in the St. Louis Times, Williams was described as ”tall and powerfully built.“

After serving almost two years, the post surgeon discovered she was a woman and she was discharged. She eventually worked her way out to Colorado hoping she would get a land bounty for her military service. It isn’t likely that she ever received one since records indicate that her pension claims were denied in 1891.

#history #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #fact #soldier

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Boots: Forever 21
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Feb 19, 2013 / 1 note

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Blazer: H&M
Top: Old Navy
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Forever 21
Earrings: bebe
Necklace: Hand me down

#fashion #outfits #outfit #naturalhair #turban #ilovemyhair #ootn

Allen Allensworth -1842-1914

Born into slavery in Kentucky in1842, Allen Allensworth gained his freedom in the Civil War when the Forty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry was camped in Louisville, Kentucky. Young Allensworth dressed in an old uniform, plastered mud over his face and marched boldly up Main street with the Union soldiers. 

On April 7, 1906, after twenty years of service, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel making him the first black officer to receive this rank. In 1908 retired Chaplain Allensworth and four other black men formed the all-black town of Allensworth, California. 

Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African Americans. Created by Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient city where African Americans could live their lives free of racial prejudice.

#blackhistory #africanamericanhistory #history #blackhistorymonth #fact
Feb 19, 2013 / 5 notes

Allen Allensworth -1842-1914

Born into slavery in Kentucky in1842, Allen Allensworth gained his freedom in the Civil War when the Forty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry was camped in Louisville, Kentucky. Young Allensworth dressed in an old uniform, plastered mud over his face and marched boldly up Main street with the Union soldiers.

On April 7, 1906, after twenty years of service, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel making him the first black officer to receive this rank. In 1908 retired Chaplain Allensworth and four other black men formed the all-black town of Allensworth, California.

Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African Americans. Created by Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient city where African Americans could live their lives free of racial prejudice.

#blackhistory #africanamericanhistory #history #blackhistorymonth #fact

Loving these spring looks from H&M
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Feb 19, 2013 / 1 note

Loving these spring looks from H&M
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Valentina’s #ootn
Dress: H&M
Necklace: Vintage
Earrings: Forever 21

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Feb 14, 2013 / 1 note

Valentina’s #ootn
Dress: H&M
Necklace: Vintage
Earrings: Forever 21

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Sweater: Cotton On
Skirt: Audrey 
Shoes: Zara
Jewelry: Vintage

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Feb 13, 2013

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Sweater: Cotton On
Skirt: Audrey
Shoes: Zara
Jewelry: Vintage

#fashion #love #style #inspiration #outfit #outfits #accessories #chic #california #photooftheday #instaphoto #instastyle #instadaily #streetstyle #california #instaphoto #teamnatural_ #teamnatural #naturalhair #heels #jewelry #instafashion #bgki #igers #iphoneonly #beautiful
#photooftheday #picoftheday #brownbeauties #fashionable #fashionlover #fashionaddicts