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Was Jackie Kennedy the 1st Black First Lady?

When First Lady Jackie Kennedy visited England in 1961, society photographer Cecil Beaton met her at a dinner party. In his journal he commented she had a ‘Negroid’ appearance. Beaton detected what some claim is Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’s African ...

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Celebrating New England Black History

New England black history offers some of the most inspirational and sobering insights into the region. The New England Historical Society has written about some of them. For Black History Month, we bring together short descriptions and links to some ...

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Celebrating New England Black History

New England black history offers some of the most inspirational and sobering insights into the region. The New England Historical Society has written about some of them. For Black History Month, we bring together short descriptions and links to some ...

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