Category: african american

Malcolm X photographed by Joe Rosenthal for the San Francisco Chronicle, 1961.

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Sugar Ray Robinson and family on January 2, 1951

(Original Caption): Welterweight boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson and his wife, Edna Mae, say hello to their son, one-year-old Ray Robinson Jr., as they arrive aboard the French liner Liberte. Sugar Ray is returning after a smashing tour of Paris, Brussels, Geneva and Frankfurt where he successfully defended his title in five bouts, four of which were won by knockouts.

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Dorothy Dandridge in “Island In The Sun” (1957)   

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Halle Berry at the 57th Annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards at The Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on January 12, 1992.

Ray Charles photographed by Bill Ray for LIFE magazine, 1966.

Ike & Tina Turner photographed by Norman Seeff, 1975.

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Nina Simone performing on a TV show filmed at BBC Television Centre in London, 1968.

Photos by David Redfern

Ruby Dee and Dick Gregory on the set of the British television drama “Armchair Theatre” in 1966.

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Teddy Pendergrass backstage at “The Dinah Shore Show” at CBS Studios in Los Angeles, 1978.

Photos Bobby Holland

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.