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School Daze

Spike Lee, School Daze

jet magazine covers

The last print issue of Jet Magazine. Before there was a radio or television in every home during the era of separate and decidedly unequal, JET reflected the lives of African-Americans.

this is for you d.d. ...the fifth dimension on the cover of jet (6.1971)

Shalimar on the cover of Jet magazine.

Cover photography 8-this is successful because it's black and white and not candid

jet magazine covers

Jet Magazine

School Daze is a 1988 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Tisha Campbell-Martin

jet magazine

jet magazine covers

This is from "Dances with Wolves"... a favorite movie of mine!!

Sanford and Son

Following the hit debut of “Dreamgirls” on Broadway in late 1981, the cast – Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Jennifer Holliday – appeared on the cover of the May 1982 cover of Ebony magazine!

Gordon Parks was the first African American photographer for LIFE magazine. A visual artist who captured the trials and joys of African Americans…He was the FIRST major African American director and is responsible for the ‘Learning Tree’ & the blaxploitation film ‘Shaft’…

In 1952, Ruby McCollum, the wealthiest African-American woman in Live Oak, murdered the town’s beloved doctor, a white man named Leroy Adams. She said it was the only way she knew to end six years of rape. The case would help show that a persistent form of bondage plagued the South for a century after the Civil War — “paramour rights,” the assumption that white men had a right to use African-American women for sex.

Welcome Back Kotter

Martin Luther King Jr. at Morehouse College commencement.