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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."

"Perserverance is my middle name. And diversification."~ Actress Vonetta McGee 1945-2010.

Jacob Lawrence- Influential African American artist known for his "Migration" series

Vonetta McGee (January 14, 1945 – July 9, 2010) was an American actress

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Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937.

Soprano songtress Leontyne Price looking elegantly lovely in this wonderful colour portrait, photograph by Carl Van Vechten

Vonetta McGee: Leading Lady of Blaxploitation Era

Young Diahann Carroll, 1954 ; Black Hollywood Series: Diahann Carroll (born 1935) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer. Notable stage and film and TV credits: Carmen Jones (1954), Porgy & Bess (1959), No Strings (1962), Julia (1968), Claudine (1974), Dynasty (1980's).

Lena Horne and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a party Ms. Horne gave in Dr. King’s honor in New York in 1963. Photo by Steve Schapiro.