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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.

Patsy Cline with Faron Young

Diego Rivera and Frida

Kirby Kendrick's Art Blog

Ellen Holly, the first African American to star in a daytime series(One LIfe to Live, 1968).

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

A beautiful young woman named Miss Guilmartin, Montreal, QC, 1877. Slaves escape to Canada

Paul Kwilecki Bainbridge, Georgia 1970

Medgar Evers

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

Miles Davis, ca 1955. Photo: Tom Palumbo.

Tom Palumbo Photography