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03/11/2019

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At the end of slavery many former slaves became sharecroppers, it was not unusual to see baby rockers like the one shown...
02/03/2019

At the end of slavery many former slaves became sharecroppers, it was not unusual to see baby rockers like the one shown above in the fields alongside working mothers, easing the burden of carrying or strapping a baby to their backs and maximizing work time. Thank you to our Great-Nephew @connor__cruz for graciously demonstrating the comfort babies may have experienced as they slept while their parents labored in the fields.

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02/02/2019
02/02/2019
Join us January 31st - February 2nd at the EXPO Art in Center in Long Beach for an opportunity to view the full exhibit ...
01/14/2019

Join us January 31st - February 2nd at the EXPO Art in Center in Long Beach for an opportunity to view the full exhibit free of charge.

Forgotten Images works hard to make sure things like this aren't forgotten..... #Blackface ..Its American origins can be...
10/25/2018

Forgotten Images works hard to make sure things like this aren't forgotten.....

#Blackface ..Its American origins can be traced to minstrel shows. In the mid to late nineteenth century, white actors would routinely use black grease paint on their faces when depicting plantation slaves and free blacks on stage. The depictions were demeaning to say the least.

This toy set was marketed and sold to children across the #UnitedStates.

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SUNDAY'S ARE FOR PICKING!!! We're gearing up the 2019 Exhibit Year, picked up a few new items we can't wait for you to s...
10/14/2018

SUNDAY'S ARE FOR PICKING!!! We're gearing up the 2019 Exhibit Year, picked up a few new items we can't wait for you to see.

Sunday's are for picking!! Picked up a few new  pieces for the 2019 Exhibit Season #BlackHISTORY #forgottenimages #histo...
10/14/2018

Sunday's are for picking!! Picked up a few new pieces for the 2019 Exhibit Season #BlackHISTORY #forgottenimages #history #Americanhistory #museum #exhibit #artifacts #pasadena #rosebowlfleamarket #longbeach #LosAngeles #forgottenimagesmuseum

Join us in congratulating David and Sharon McLucas, the owners of Forgotten Images, awardees at State of the Arts Long B...
10/02/2018
State of the Arts 2018

Join us in congratulating David and Sharon McLucas, the owners of Forgotten Images, awardees at State of the Arts Long Beach!

Friday, October 12 from 5 p.m.–9 p.m. at the annual State of the Arts, an event in partnership with the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia.

http://stateofthearts2018.eventbrite.com/

The Arts Council for Long Beach’s annual State of the Arts is the preeminent arts event of the year. In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, this special occasion brings together residents, the creative community and city leaders to celebrate the arts in Long Beach. This event is free and ope...

Today we salute Cathay Williams, an American Hero, the first African American woman to enlist and the only documented wo...
08/20/2018

Today we salute Cathay Williams, an American Hero, the first African American woman to enlist and the only documented woman to serve in the United States Army, while disguised as a man, during the Indian Wars. Equally impressive, Williams is also the only known female Buffalo Solider.

Born to an enslaved mother and a free father, she worked as a house slave on the Johnson plantation until the early stages of the Civil War when Union forces captured slaves and forced them to serve in military support roles. Before her voluntary enlistment, at just 17 years old, Williams served as an Army cook and a washerwoman.
Despite the prohibition against women serving in the military, Williams enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army under the false name of "William Cathay" on November 15, 1866. She enlisted for a three-year engagement, passing herself off as a man and cleared the cursory medical examination. After contracting smallpox and was hospitalized repeatedly and her body began to show strain, a surgeon finally discovered she was a woman. She was honorably discharged on October 14, 1868.

Though her disability discharge meant the end of her tenure with the Army, her adventure continued. She signed up with an emerging all-black regiment that would eventually become part of the legendary Buffalo Soliders.

Following her discharge, Williams went on to work as a cook at Fort Union, New Mexico and later moved to Pueblo, Colorado where she married and divorced, eventually settling in Trinidad, Colorado, where she worked as a seamtress. Around 1889 or 1890, Williams entered a local hospital and applied for a disability pension based on her military service, her request was denied. In September 1893, suffering from neuralgia and diabetes, she had all her toes amputated and walked with a crutch. The exact date of her death is unknown, but it is believed she died shortly after being denied disability benefits.

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08/19/2018

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#dailyfact  AUGUST 7, 1904 Ralph Bunche,  the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was born.  He r...
08/08/2018

#dailyfact AUGUST 7, 1904 Ralph Bunche, the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was born. He received the prize for having arranged a cease-fire between Israelis and Arabs during the war which followed the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. Born in Detroit, MI he was raised by his father, mother, and grandmother, who was born a slave

After the death of his parents he moved to Los Angeles, CA were academic and debate skills gained widespread attention in the African American community, both as a high school student at Jefferson High and a collegiate student athlete at UCLA. Upon his graduation, the community rallied behind his acceptance to Harvard and raised more than $1000 to send him off.

As a teacher at Howard University he was considered by some as a young radical intellectual who criticized both America's social system and the established Negro organizations. After working for the US Sate department he transitioned to the UN where he worked on the most important assignment of his career - the confrontation between Arabs and Jews in Palestine. After eleven months of virtually ceaseless negotiating, Bunche obtained signatures on armistice agreements between Israel and the Arab States.

Bunche returned home to a hero's welcome!
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#DAILYFACT  On August 1, 1952 Sarah Keys Evans, a Private in the United States Army, was looking forward to returning ho...
08/02/2018

#DAILYFACT On August 1, 1952 Sarah Keys Evans, a Private in the United States Army, was looking forward to returning home from her assignment in Fort Dix, New Jersey, to her home in Washington, North Carolina. Her experience on the bus ride home and the subsequent legal battle was pivotal changing interstate commerce laws in the United States. The ruling was reached six days before the Rosa Parks bus arrest.

While heading towards NC, the bus driver made a pit stop in and each passenger was asked to show their tickets. When it was time for Evans to show her ticket, the driver made the suggestion that she should change her seat. Evans told the driver that she was comfortable where she was sitting. However, the driver never took her ticket.

After the bus driver collected tickets from all the other passengers, he came to the front and made an announcement telling the passengers that there needed to be a bus change. The driver asked everyone to get off the bus to switch, except for the woman who refused to change her seat. He explained that since Evans didn’t want to move, she could just stay and remain where she was sitting. The police came and arrested her for disorderly conduct. She was jailed for 13 hours and told that she would be set free if she paid a $25 fine. However, she did not have enough money on her. She was taken to a bus station, given an assigned seat, and told not to move until she reached her destination.

After a battle in a lower court, which she lost she got help from the NAACP. After 3yrs of court battles, on Nov. 7, 1955, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) came to a decision that was pivotal in the civil rights movement as it broke adherence to the “separate but equal” ruling established by Plessy vs. Ferguson. It ruled racial segregation on interstate buses a violation of the Interstate Commerce Act.
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#DAILYFACT July 26, 1948 President Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 Desegregating the Military.Naturally, there wa...
07/26/2018

#DAILYFACT July 26, 1948
President Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 Desegregating the Military.

Naturally, there was resistance to this order within the military. Staff officers from all branches protested anonymously and sometimes even openly to integration. Full integration did not come until the Korean War (1950 - 1953) however, when heavy casualties forced segregated units to merge for survival.

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#DailyFact July 25, 1972, US Government officials ADMITTED that African American's were used in a clinical study conduct...
07/26/2018

#DailyFact July 25, 1972, US Government officials ADMITTED that African American's were used in a clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Alabama by the U.S. Public Health Service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in poor, rural black men (This was known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment). These men were told they were receiving free health care from the U.S. Government.
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#DAILYFACT July 24, 1769 This image is of an advertisement for a nearly equal number of adults and children from Sierra ...
07/25/2018

#DAILYFACT July 24, 1769 This image is of an advertisement for a nearly equal number of adults and children from Sierra Leone at a Charleston Auction.
This image is important for several reasons, namely because one should see what an auction advertisement looks like, but also because the number of boys and girls is nearly equal to that of the number of men and women imported. The sketches of Africans on the advertisement are an indicator of how Africans are viewed at this time. Not only do the facial features of the Africans appear exaggerated and stereotypically 'African', but both figures are very muscular and imply that the Africans for sale are strong and physically fit.
The artist was careful to include both adults and children in the sketches, so as to catch the eye of interested buyers looking to invest in younger slaves.
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#DAILYFACT July 18, 1863 William Carney rescued the Union Flag and later became the first African-American to receive th...
07/18/2018

#DAILYFACT July 18, 1863 William Carney rescued the Union Flag and later became the first African-American to receive the Medal of Honor.

Sgt. William Harvey Carney’s bravery during the American Civil War’s Battle of Fort Wagner in South Carolina on July 18, 1863, was recognized with the Medal of Honor.

While serving as a member of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry during the Battle of Fort Wagner, Carney was wounded twice while rescuing the Union Flag. Then after making it through the fray, he shouted, “The Old Flag never touched the ground.”

On May 23, 1900, he became the first African-American recipient of the award, 37 years after the battle.

Carney was born a slave in Norfolk, Virginia, on Feb. 29, 1840, but he was able to escape through the Underground Railroad and reunite with his father living in Massachusetts.

He died on December 8, 1908 in Boston.
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#DAILYFACT July 17, 1888 Miriam E. Benjamin became the 2nd African American woman to receive a patent.  Ms. Benjamin rec...
07/17/2018

#DAILYFACT July 17, 1888 Miriam E. Benjamin became the 2nd African American woman to receive a patent. Ms. Benjamin received a patent for an invention she called a Gong and Signal Chair for Hotels. Her chair, as she stated in her patent application would “reduce the expenses of hotels by decreasing the number of waiters and attendants, to add to the convenience and comfort of guests and to obviate the necessity of hand clapping or calling aloud to obtain the services of pages.”

The system worked by pressing a small button on the back of a chair which would relay a signal to a waiting attendant. At the same time a light would illuminate on the chair allowing the attendant to see which guest was in need of assistance. The system was adopted and installed within the United States House of Representatives and was the predecessor of the methods used today on airplanes to signal stewardesses.

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#DAILYFACT July 16, 1960, eight African-American students bravely filed into the whites-only Greenville County (S.C.) Pu...
07/16/2018

#DAILYFACT July 16, 1960, eight African-American students bravely filed into the whites-only Greenville County (S.C.) Public Library and sat down in the reading room to look at newspapers and books. One of those students was a young Jesse Jackson—later to become famous as a civil rights activist and minister—who was home in Greenville on summer break from the University of Illinois. The group, today known as the Greenville Eight, was arrested. Their arrest and subsequent litigation led to the integration of the Greensville Library.

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#DAILYFACT July 15, 1864: Maggie Lena Walker was born to a former slave and traveling Irish abolitionists. Walker was th...
07/15/2018

#DAILYFACT July 15, 1864: Maggie Lena Walker was born to a former slave and traveling Irish abolitionists. Walker was the first female bank president of ANY race to charter a bank in the United States.
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In 1903 she founded a Penny Savings Bank and served as president. By 1920 the bank had helped about 600 Black families purchase homes.
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In 1929 The Penny Savings Bank absorbed all other black-owned banks in Richmond and changed its name to Consolidated Bank and Trust Company
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#DAILYFACT July 14, 1885: Former slave Sarah E. Goode, born to Mulatto parents, became the first African American woman ...
07/14/2018

#DAILYFACT July 14, 1885: Former slave Sarah E. Goode, born to Mulatto parents, became the first African American woman to receive a patent when she was granted patent number 322,177 for her invention of the cabinet bed.

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July 13, 1787 Congress outlawed slavery in Northwest Territory. #DAILYFACT #BlackHistory #slavery #history #museum #exhi...
07/14/2018

July 13, 1787 Congress outlawed slavery in Northwest Territory. #DAILYFACT #BlackHistory #slavery #history #museum #exhibit #Knowledgeispower #forgottenimages #learn #teach #forgottenimages #ancestors #ohio #michigan #indiana #illinois #wisconsin #minnesota #USA #AfricanAmerican #forgottenimagesmuseum @ Los Angeles, California

We're baaacccck!! Join us tomorrow for a mini-exhibit in the City of Carson at their Juneteenth and R&B Celebration.  Lo...
06/15/2018

We're baaacccck!! Join us tomorrow for a mini-exhibit in the City of Carson at their Juneteenth and R&B Celebration. Lots of great food, music, and a fun community atmosphere. Hope to see you there.

May 30, 2018 Forgotten Images was a part of  OPEN CONVERSATION: African American Cultural Center at Los Cerritos Rancho ...
05/31/2018

May 30, 2018 Forgotten Images was a part of OPEN CONVERSATION: African American Cultural Center at Los Cerritos Rancho convened by Arts Council for Long Beach with Council member Al Austin. Although not mentioned during the conversation, the Rancho history include ownership by Jose Manuel Nieto (Spanish and African descent). (Original post by John M.)

In 1955 #EmmettTill was murdered at the hands of vigilantes.  Six years ago today in 2012 #TrayvonMartin was murdered at...
02/26/2018

In 1955 #EmmettTill was murdered at the hands of vigilantes. Six years ago today in 2012 #TrayvonMartin was murdered at the hands of a vigilante. You are not FORGOTTEN. There is a generation of boys that need us to #saytheirnames✊🏾 because there is still work to do. We would much rather include these boys in our exhibit once they've reached their primes and amassed amazing historical contributions to our people and our society... not because they've become the face of a new movement triggered by the harsh realities being an African American male.

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