Cesar Julio Romero, Jr. (February 15, 1907 – January 1, 1994) was an American film and television actor who was active in film, radio, and television for almost sixty years. His wide range of screen roles included Latin lovers, historical figures in costume dramas, characters in light domestic comedies, and as the Joker in the Batman TV series. His ashes are interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles County.
Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s TV sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show", a role which earned him 5 Emmy Awards.
Fredi Washington refused to "pass" for white, at Hollywood's suggestion, and was therefore typecast as mixed race and never allowed a flourishing career. Her stance, however, made her an advocate among African Americans.
Vonetta Lawrence McGee was an American actress. She is best known for her roles during the 1970s, which included blaxploitation films such as Hammer, Melinda, Blacula, Shaft in Africa and 1974's Thomasine
Though Julia (1968-71, NBC) is now remembered as being a groundbreaking TV series, while on the air, it was derided by critics for being apolitical and unrealistic. Diahann Carroll herself remarked in 1968, "At the moment we're presenting the white Negro. And he has very little Negroness."
Sally Bonetta Forbes, born in West Africa was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey at 5 years old. In June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey and the King presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and Victoria and Albert paid for her education. Later when Sally was married, Queen Victoria was godmother to their first child, named Victoria in her honour.
West Africa: Black pride, but in white...yes, a funny paradox. A celebration of diversity and tolerance. in West Africa, a man with his talent was able to defeat mountains of ignorance, making beautiful everything that is different. Whether Black or white, after all, that nonsense is just a story of MELANIN...in East Africa and Central Africa, last year hundreds of Albinos were murdered, the parts of their body cut, dissected, dismembered...because of alleged beliefs, stupidity and…
Fighting-women of the Fon (Dahomey people) and their neighbors the Ashanti in present day Benin. Originally retained as an elite royal guard, Dahomey amazons held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King. They prided themselves on their hardened physiques and highly-trained martial skills, and constantly strove to outperform their male counterparts. By 1890 they comprised over 30 percent of the Dahomey fighting force.