At Black Then, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us a piece of black history that is often not covered in textbooks, in history classes, or shown in the media.
In a photo that we found on Black History Album , we see this great image called “African American Boy” . The picture shows a boy holding a piece of fruit received through the Red Cross drought relief work, Mississippi, ca. 1930.
Source: Lewis Wickes Hine, Library of Congress
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Found On Flickr.com in Black History Album
I love looking at old photos of African Americans. Those photos brings to life about the hardships of the people, but also how resilient they are. I feel so lucky that I received really old photos of my ancestors. One picture is my g-g-g-g-grandfather. He was from Germany and came to America in 1752. I was shocked, of course he is white. Now I know why I am 31% European. His picture was take about 1755. I also visit the library often because you can find so many pictures depicting life in the early centuries.
This web page doesn’t show a photo!
Isn’t that a photo of Louis Armstrong?
@William: No. Louis Armstrong was born in 1901 making Louis an adult when this picture was taken. Btw, I wonder whaevert happened to this little boy, and how his life turned out to be?