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    Malcolm X

    Malcolm X. Horrific photo taken during his postmortem.

    Martin Luther King, Jr with his father and son, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963. Photo by Richard Avedon.

    Malcolm X

    Donyale Luna, 1966, once called “the reincarnation of Nefertiti”, the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue, photo by David Bailey. Gorgeous.

    "By any means necessary"- Malcom X holding a M1 Carbine and peering behind a curtain in response to death threats against him and his family 1964.

    Malcolm X's daughter on Juneteenth: 'We're in denial of the African holocaust' Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of civil rights activist, speaks at 17th century burial ground to remember the end of slavery in the US

    Winnie and Nelson Mandela, 1962

    Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman, born in Texas in 1892, was the first female African American pilot, and the first African American to obtain an international pilot’s license.

    WWI, 1917

    1963. Sidney Poitier. Harry Belafonte. Washington, D.C.

    Daughters of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, NYC, November 2009. Qubilah, Gamilah, Malaak, Attallah, and Ilyasah Shabazz. Gorgeous family

    Sammy Davis Jr, circa 1950s. By the way, he was an accomplished photographer himself.

    Maya and Malcolm

    Roxie Roker and her son Lenny Kravitz. Lenny shared this photo on his Facebook fan page last year.

    Malcolm X: Photographs of the 1960s Activist and Leader by Eve Arnold - LIFE

    I can see clearly because I walk on the shoulders of GIANTS! Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

    Angela Davis and Toni Morrison on March 28, 1974.... | Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer

    Chicago, 1963. Big brothers are priceless, even if they are a little scary sometimes. :)

    James Earl Jones, May 29, 1961 | Carl Van Vechten

    “It's so much easier for me to talk about my life in front of two thousand people than it is one-to-one. I'm a real defensive person, because if you were sensitive in my neighborhood you were something to eat.” ~ Richard Pryor