Diahann Carroll RIP
Diahann Carroll RIP
“Malcolm was my brother, friend, mentor and often my confidant. He was a remarkable man whose thirst for truth and righteousness for all people set him on a path that often isolated him from others. But he knew it was the path that he must walk, regardless if he found himself walking alone. Malcolm inspired me with his eloquence and wisdom. He still inspires me. Sometimes the right road isn’t the easy road. It takes courage, conviction and personal sacrifice to stand up for truth and justice. Malcolm was that kind of man.”
Lena Horne photographed by Moneta Sleet Jr. in1968
“When I am dead–I say it that way because from the things I know, I do not expect to live long enough to read this book in its finished form–I want you to just watch and see if I’m not right in what I say: that the white man, in his press, is going to identify me with “hate”. He will make use of me dead, as he has made use of me alive, as a convenient symbol, of “hatred”–and that will help him escape facing the truth that all I have been doing is holding up a mirror to reflect, to show, the history of unspeakable crimes that his race has committed against my race.”
― Malcolm X (The Autobiography of Malcolm X)
Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.
by David Redfern)
Malcolm X with his daughter Qubilah Shabazz
on February 20, 1965.
He was assassinated the next day at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and children.
(Photos by Duilio Pallottelli)
Whitney Houston video shoot for “Something In Common” (November 1993)
Photos by Cesar Vera
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)