Category: history


Harry Belafonte, Martin Luther King Jr.,

Sammy Davis Jr., and Hillard Elkins

at a Times Square benefit show called ‘Broadway Answers Selma’ on April 4, 1965.


Fidel Castro meets

Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser

at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, September 1960.


Bonnie and Clyde (1934) 

In the first picture Bonnie is holding a bunny named Sonny Boy, he was a gift she got for her mother soon before they were ambushed.

John F. Kennedy photographed by Mark Shaw

at Hyannis Port, 1959.

John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy with their daughter Caroline at Hyannis Port, 1959.

Photos by Mark Shaw 


Jet magazine covers from 1964

Che Guevara photographed by René Burri, 1963.

Malcolm X during a demonstration against discriminatory hiring practices in Brooklyn, New York in 1963.

Photos by Bob Henriques


Ebony Magazine Covers – 1953

71-year-old Ike Turner and 42-year-old Laurence Fishburne at John Singleton’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony on August 26, 2003

At age 19 in 1951, Ike Turner released “Rocket 88,” which many consider to be the first rock and roll record. Laurence Fishburne best known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy

was nominated for an

Academy Award in 1994 for his portrayal of Ike Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993). He also starred in Boyz n the Hood (1991), directed by John Singleton. At age 24 in 1992, John was the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director, and the first African-American to be nominated for the award.