Former first lady Jackie Kennedy (whose husband President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in and Coretta Scott King at Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 funeral. /Moneta Sleet Jr/Ebony Collection What a powerful moment.
Thomas Mundy Peterson (October 1824 – February of Perth Amboy, New Jersey was the first African-American to vote in an election under the just-enacted provisions of the Amendment to the United States Constitution. His vote was cast on March
Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.
Suzan Lori-Parks, playwright and writer whose 2001 play Topdog/Underdog won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. She is also the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant. This photograph is from the Smithsonian Museum’s The Black List.
Malcolm X Maya Angelou -Ghana his own words, «…I flew on to Accra, Ghana. I think that nowhere is the black continent’s wealth and the natural beauty of its people richer than in Ghana, which is so proudly the very fountainhead of Pan-Africanism.