Black Like Me


Black Like Me

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Miles Davis 1926-1991 Trumpeter, composer Left: April 20, 1953, New York

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Duke Ellington 1899-1974 Composer, pianist Left: circa 1925

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Langston Hughes 1902-1967 Poet, writer, journalist Left: circa 1950s

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Gordon Parks 1912-2006 Photographer, director, journalist Left: February 6, 1968

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Sammy Davis Jr. 1925-1990 Singer, dancer, TV and movie star Left: May 3, 1966

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Otis Redding 1941-1967 Singer Left: January 21, 1967, backstage at Hunter College, New York, NY

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Ernie Barnes 1938-2009 Artist; professional football player (AFL: New York Titans, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos) Left: in his L.A. studio, 1996

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Matthew Henson 1866-1955 Arctic explorer Left: date unknown

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Richard Pryor 1940-2005 Stand-up comedian, actor, writer Left: February 27, 1966, on The Ed Sullivan Show

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Bill T. Jones b. 1952 Choreographer, dancer, director Left: October 2009, lecturing at Skidmore College

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Huey P. Newton 1942-1989 Co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party Left: July 1967

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Teddy Pendergrass 1950-2010 Singer, songwriter Left: circa 1970s

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Vivien Thomas 1910-1985 Surgeon Left: circa 1970

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Sidney Poitier b. 1927 Actor, director, writer Left: circa 1970

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Jean-Michel Basquiat 1960-1988 Artist Left: 1986, New York

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Harry Belafonte b. 1927 Singer, actor, civil rights activist Left: 1969, London Heathrow Airport

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Marvin Gaye 1939-1984 Singer and songwriter Left: circa 1980

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Richard Roundtree b. 1942 Actor (best known for the Shaft movie series) Left: circa 1970

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Dick Gregory b. 1932 Stand-up comedian; civil rights activist Left: circa 1964

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Johnny Hodges 1906-1970 Alto saxophonist, Duke Ellington Orchestra Left: circa 1945

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