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|Desegregating bus in Montgomery, Alabama Ralph Abernathy,
unidentified woman, & Dr. King 1956
Dr. King delivers one of his last speeches in 1968
|Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC With Stokely Carmichael of SNCC During the
March Against Fear in Mississippi, June 1966
Dorothy Dandridge by Edward Clark 1951
|A couple who moved into an all-white neighborhood in Chicago
looking at graffiti in front of their home. Photograph by Francis
|Josephine Baker returns to the US, New York City, 1950
|To counter the negative images of African Americans in the late
19th century, W.E.B. Du Bois displayed portraits of middle-class
blacks at the Paris Exposition of 1900.” - The Root: The
Talented Tenth in Pictures
One of the founders of Omega Psi Phi
Ernest Everett Just (August 14, 1883 – October 27, 1941) was a
pioneering African American biologist, academic and science writer.
Just's primary legacy is his recognition of the fundamental role of
the cell surface in the development of organisms. In his work within
marine biology, cytology and parthenogenesis, he advocated the
study of whole cells under normal conditions, rather than simply
breaking them apart in a laboratory setting.
Dr. Ernest E. Just (1883-1941)
Holiday sits with fellow jazz legends, vocalist Sarah Vaughan,
trumpeter Louis Armstrong and friend Howard Dennis in 1950.
Wilson Pickett and Jimi Hendrix, 1966.
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, New York, 1948
Chicago Night Clubs, 1970s
Between 1975 and 1977, Michael Abramson hit Chicago’s South Side
night clubs – Perv’s House, Pepper’s Hideout, The High Chaparral, The
Patio Lounge, and The Showcase Lounge, not to capture the artists on
stage, instead popping off a half dozen rolls every night on the crowd.
|Richard Wright, photographed in his New York study by Gordon
Parks, May 1943
Clara Day’s contributions to Teamster history are truly memorable. She battled
both race and gender stereotypes as she climbed many steps on her way to
attaining a leadership position with Local 743 in Chicago.
She was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and was the middle child of George and
Belle Taylor. Day came from a large family with 11 children, including three
sets of twins. Coming from a large family would be a benefit for Day years
later as it gave her important skills as a coalition builder during her time as a
Teamster. Read More
|REDD FOXX, NANCY WILSON, HARRY BELAFONTE, SAMMY DAVIS JR.
ELLA FITZGERALD, BILLY ECKSTINE, JOE WILLIAMS & OTHERS IN VEGAS