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sammy davis jr, harry belafonte, & sidney poitier

, Harry Belafonte & Sidney Poitier February 1966 Outtake from their Life magazine cover Photo: Philippe Halsman

Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen. Sisters.

thechanelmuse: “ Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen by Moneta Sleet, Jr. ” Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen are sisters (Phylicia is 2 years older). The late Moneta Sleet, Jr.

The FIRST Black Senator; a RARE photograph and great portrait by Mathew Brady - a cabinet card photograph of Hiram Rhoades Revels (1822-1901). Of mixed African and Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister and later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction, later the President of Alcorn University.

rare photograph by Mathew Brady ref. Hiram Rhoades Revels of mixed African-Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister and later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction, then became the President of Alcorn University.

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I thought Sean was so handsome & sexy at this age. Sean Connery -The Man Who Would Be King -A Bridge Too Far -Outland -Finding Forrester -The Untouchables

Contrary to Hollywood, black slaves were America’s 1st cowboys. The word cowboy, originally had nothing to do w-roping cattle & hell-raising in the high plains. The word 'cowboy' grew out of social customs that did not allow black males to be addressed as 'mister' or 'men'. 'Boy,' was a derogatory term for a black male that included "cowboy,”, "house boy,” “field boy,” “stable boy". Thousands of black cowboys were lawmen, Buffalo soldiers, ranchers, farmers. Few are found in history books.

Contrary to Hollywood, black slaves were America’s cowboys. The word cowboy, originally had nothing to do w-roping cattle & hell-raising in the high plains. The word 'cowboy' grew out of social customs that did not allow black males to be addressed as

Leana Horne

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne June 30 1917 May 9 2010 was an African American singer dancer actress and civil rights activist Horne joined the chorus of t

Cudjo Lewis (1841–1935) is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin).

Beautiful photography on the porch. Cudjo Lewis is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin).

klovers:    Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald (April 17th, 1917 - June 15th, 1996)  Billie Holiday (April 7th, 1915 - June 17th, 1959)  Thelma Carpenter (January 15th, 1922 - May 14th, 1997)   Lena Horne (June 30th, 1917 - May 9th, 2010)   Sarah Vaughan (March 27th, 1954 - April 3rd, 1990)    Pearl Bailey (March 29th, 1918 - August 17th, 1990)

African American Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 1917 - June Billie Holiday (April 1915 - June Thelma Carpenter (January 1922 - May Lena Horne (June 1917 - May Sarah Vaughan (March 1954 - April Pearl Bailey (March 1918 - August

Calvin Lockhart [1934-2007] was a Bahamian-American actor on stage and in film.

Calvin Lockhart: That Old School Fine.

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