Category: african american

twixnmix: Boxer Joe Louis and his wife Marva …

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Boxer Joe Louis and his wife Marva Trotter in Harlem on September 25, 1935.

(Original Caption) 9/25/1935-New York, NY: Joe Louis, the ‘Brown Bomber’ of Detroit, shown walking along a Harlem street with his bride, the former Marva Trotter of Chicago whom he married a few hours before Joe knocked out Max Baer of California. As the result of his victory last night, and the one over Primo Carnera early this summer, Joe is the idol of New York’s Harlem. Joe and his bride left New York for Pompton Lakes, scene of the fighter’s training activities. Later they will return to Joe’s home city of Detroit.

twixnmix: Nancy Wilson photographed by Bobby …

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Nancy Wilson photographed by Bobby Holland, 1983.

twixnmix: Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee photographe…

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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee photographed by Carl Van Vechten on November 15, 1961.

Nina Mae McKinney publicity photos for the fi…

Nina Mae McKinney publicity photos for the film “Hallelujah” (1929)

After “Hallelujah!,” McKinney signed a five-year contract with MGM; she was the first African-American actor to sign a long-term contract with a major studio.

Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vecht…

Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten on March 8, 1939.     

Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan (then Louis X) d…

Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan (then Louis X) during a visit to Brandeis University in April 1963.

twixnmix: Martin Luther King Jr. enjoys Sund…

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Martin Luther King Jr. enjoys Sunday dinner

at home

after church with his wife Coretta and their children Yolanda, Marty, Dexter, and Bernice on November 8, 1964.

(Photos by Flip Schulke) 

Eric Benet and Halle Berry at the New York Cit…

Eric Benet and Halle Berry at the New York City premiere of “X-Men”

on July 12, 2000.

Paul Robeson and his wife Essie Robeson w…

Paul Robeson and his wife

Essie Robeson with actress Anna May Wong,

writer and playwright

S. I. Hsiung and opera singer Mei Lanfang in London, 1935.

Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congres…

Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)