William Everett "Billy" Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk and gospel. Preston became famous first as a session musician with artists including Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and the Beatles, and was later successful as a solo artist with hit pop singles including "Outa-Space", its sequel, "Space Race", "Will It Go Round in Circles" and "Nothing from Nothing", and a string of albums and guest appearances...

William Everett "Billy" Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk and gospel. Preston became famous first as a session musician with artists including Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and the Beatles, and was later successful as a solo artist with hit pop singles including "Outa-Space", its sequel, "Space Race", "Will It Go Round in Circles" and "Nothing from Nothing", and a string of albums and guest appearances...

"John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967 ) was a jazz saxophonist and composer.He helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension."…

"John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967 ) was a jazz saxophonist and composer.He helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension."…

Josephine Baker and the legendary Russian ballet dancer Serge Lifar on the beach, probably France. ca 1930s. Photo: Hôtel des Ventes, Genève

Josephine Baker and the legendary Russian ballet dancer Serge Lifar on the beach, probably France. ca 1930s. Photo: Hôtel des Ventes, Genève

William Still (1821 – 1902): Often called "The Father of the Underground Railroad," Still helped as many as 800 slaves escape to freedom, interviewing each person and keeping careful records, including a brief biography and the destination of each person, along with any alias that they adopted, though he kept his records carefully hidden. Still worked with other Underground Railroad agents operating in the south and in many counties in southern Pennsylvania.

William Still (1821 – 1902): Often called "The Father of the Underground Railroad," Still helped as many as 800 slaves escape to freedom, interviewing each person and keeping careful records, including a brief biography and the destination of each person, along with any alias that they adopted, though he kept his records carefully hidden. Still worked with other Underground Railroad agents operating in the south and in many counties in southern Pennsylvania.

On May 23, 1900 Sergeant William Harvey Carney became the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism on July 18, 1863 in the Assault on the Fort Wagner during the Civil War.

On May 23, 1900 Sergeant William Harvey Carney became the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism on July 18, 1863 in the Assault on the Fort Wagner during the Civil War.

A Millennials before his time, LOL. Funny as why didn't he come out as f the closet before he tried fitting in with rest of society? Answer: lies, greed, manipulation, & money!

THE HIGDON FAMILY ] THE BLACK VICTORIANS | 1898. [From The Joseph C. Pennell Collection, University of Kansas]

THE HIGDON FAMILY ] THE BLACK VICTORIANS | 1898. [From The Joseph C. Pennell Collection, University of Kansas]

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