Medicine Show Performer by Ben Shahn in 1935, is an odd image of an African American man in black face preparing for a medicine show in Huntingdon, Tennessee. What a powerful and amazing photograph.
Diane Keaton's Photo
Cocoon | We are so Droeë
Jim Beckwourth was an African American who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. Although there were people of many races and nationalities on the frontier, Beckwourth was the only African American who recorded his life story, and his adventures took him from the everglades of Florida to the Pacific Ocean and from southern Canada to northern Mexico.
Jim Beckwurth, Black Frontiersman
1937 interview of former slave Anne Clark age 112 My poppa was strong he never had a lick in his life,one day the masters says,see,you got to get a whoopin,and my poppa says i never got a whoopin,you cant whoop me,master says i can kill you and shot my poppa down,momma took him in the cabin put him on a pallet,he died
Jean Michel Basquiat