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Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode 1914 - 1994 foi um decathlete e astro de football que passou a se tornar um ator de cinema americano negro pioneiro. Ele foi nomeado para um Globo de Ouro de Melhor Ator Coadjuvante por seu papel em Spartacus em 1960. Ele serviu no Exército dos EUA durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial no Pacífico.

First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.

Dandara was an Afro-Brazilian Woman, Warrior who lived in the 1600s. She was co-founder of Palmares, a run-away slave community (quilombo) that thrived for almost a century. Bravely she fought alongside Zumbi and others defending the freedom of her people and her community. Palmares was eventually overthrown by Dutch and Portuguese colonizers, but rather than return to slavery, Dandara took her own life as an act of resistance.

Sergeant Alvin C. York was the most decorated soldier of World War I and who also received the medal of honor.

Yasuke - o Samurai Africano became the first foreign Samurai, a slave from an Italian Diplomat in 1581. Yasuke spoke Japanese and the ways of the Katana, during the Edo period.

Ossie Davis-Army-WW2-Surgical tech in military hospital in Liberia.

This is a photo of Corporal Antonio Metruccio, 27, of the Third Eagle Company, 66th Regiment aircraft Trieste, taken after a 72 hour long fire-fight.

Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor. He joined the United States Navy in 1941. He served on three ships in the Pacific during World War II, seeing combat as an aviation ordnanceman and tail gunner on TBM Avenger torpedo bombers.

JESSE OWENS: the first African American Olympic hero