England's Queen Victoria gave Tubman this shawl around 1897. Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Harriet Tubman's Hymnal A fiercely religious woman, Tubman spoke of visions and dreams that helped provide a moral compass throughout her life. The wear-and-tear on this hymnal suggests that she must have loved it and used it quite frequently. Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Robert Smalls. He began his life enslaved and willed himself to become a U.S. Congressman. Remember him the next time you think something you're facing is too hard to do.
Left to right: Ida B. Wells, Dorothy Height, Malcolm X, Archbishop Lakovos
Left to right: Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells.
If you enjoyed this post, please like it and share it and explore the blog. There's lots more to see! I get asked regularly what camera I shoot with and what I recommend for beginning photographers, so I wrote a blog post about it. I shot these images with the Fuji X-T2.