Category: activist

twixnmix: Ruby Dee photographed by Carl Va…

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Ruby Dee photographed

by Carl Van Vechten on September 25, 1962.

Co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Huey …

Co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Huey P. Newton in 1971.

twixnmix: Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee photographe…

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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee photographed by Carl Van Vechten on November 15, 1961.

twixnmix: Martin Luther King Jr. enjoys Sund…

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Martin Luther King Jr. enjoys Sunday dinner

at home

after church with his wife Coretta and their children Yolanda, Marty, Dexter, and Bernice on November 8, 1964.

(Photos by Flip Schulke) 

Paul Robeson and his wife Essie Robeson w…

Paul Robeson and his wife

Essie Robeson with actress Anna May Wong,

writer and playwright

S. I. Hsiung and opera singer Mei Lanfang in London, 1935.

twixnmix: JET Magazine covers from 1964

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JET Magazine covers from 1964

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the W…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles, 1967.

Photos by Ernest Reshovsky

South African singer Miriam Makeba is photog…

South African singer Miriam Makeba is photographed in May 1968 with new husband Stokely Carmichael, leader of the Black Panther Party, outside Carmichael’s mother’s Bronx, NY home. The couple then traveled to their wedding reception, held at the suburban New York home of Tanzanian ambassador Akili B.C. Danieli.

Happy Birthday Malcolm X! May 19, 1925 – Febru…

Happy Birthday Malcolm X! 

May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

“They called me ‘the angriest Negro in America.’ I wouldn’t deny that charge. I spoke exactly as I felt. ‘I believe in anger. The Bible says there is a time for anger.’ They called me ‘a teacher, a fomentor of violence.’ I would say point blank, That is a lie. I’m not for wanton violence, I’m for justice. I feel that if white people were attacked by Negroes –

if the forces of law prove unable, or inadequate, or reluctant to protect those whites from those Negroes

then those white people should protect and defend themselves from those Negroes, using arms if necessary. And I feel that when the law fails to protect Negroes from whites’ attack, then those Negroes should use arms, if necessary, to defend themselves.“

(Photos by John Launois, 1964) 

twixnmix: Coretta Scott King at Women’s In…

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Coretta Scott King at Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom conference in Washington, D.C on March 28, 1968.

(Original Caption) Mrs. Martin Luther King presiding at conference of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – one of the world’s oldest peace organizations. The league presented a proposal for a Vietnam peace settlement and called for a “ceasefire now.“ Mrs. King said that “all women have a common bond – they don’t want their husbands and sons maimed and killed in war.”