Category: african

Darati – Profile, Africa, 1993 Ph. Herb Ritts

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20-year-old Somali model Iman during her press conference at the home of photographer Peter Beard in New York City on October 15, 1975.

Photos by Ron Galella

20-year-old Somali model Iman during her press conference at the home of photographer Peter Beard in New York City on October 15, 1975.

Photos by Ron Galella

Miriam Makeba photographed by Maurice Seymour, 1960.

Muhammad Ali with Nigeria Ambassador to U.N. Simeon Adebo at the Nigerian mission office in New York City on March 4, 1964.

Adebo thanked Ali for befriending Nigerian boxer Dick Tiger and invited him to visit Nigeria. Adebo also encouraged him to accept the responsibilities that came with being champion, a champion recognized by black people all over the world. “You are not now what you were before the fight,” he said. As the champion of the world, Adebo advised, he possessed cultural power, the kind of power that could unify black people “in the name of world brotherhood.”

It was about this time that Malcolm X and Ali made plans to travel together worldwide.

Malcolm X with

Dick Gregory, Sheikh Ahmed Hassoun, and Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, 1964.

In Mecca, Malcolm befriended a Sudanese named Shiekh Ahmed Hassoun who taught in Mecca for 35 years. He served as Malcolm’s spiritual adviser and later taught at

Malcolm’s Mosque

Inc., which Malcolm created four days after his departure from the Nation Of Islam in March 1964.  It was

Sheikh Hassoun

who prepared Malcolm’s body for burial at the Faith Temple Church of God in Harlem.

Abdul Rahman Mohammed Babu, was a Zanzibari revolutionary. As left-wing champion of the anti-colonial Pan-African movement, he laid the ideological groundwork for the Zanzibar revolution of January 1964, which led, three months later, to Tanganyika uniting with Zanzibar to form Tanzania.

(Photos by Robert L. Haggins)

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Mal Goode, Muhammad Ali,

Rahman Ali, Malcolm X and Nigerian ambassador Simeon Adebo at the United Nations in NYC on March 5, 1964.

Mal Goode was the first Black network news correspondent for ABC television network as a United Nations reporter. Muhammad Ali had recently won the heavyweight title the week prior. Malcolm had arranged for Ali to meet with diplomats from Africa and Asia at the United Nations. Malcolm intended to make

Ali an international political figure.

(Video of

Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

at the United Nations)

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Mal Goode interviewing Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Nigerian ambassador Simeon Adebo at the United Nations in NYC on March 5, 1964.

Mal Goode was the first Black network news correspondent for ABC television network as a United Nations reporter. Muhammad Ali had recently won the heavyweight title; Malcolm had arranged for Ali to meet with diplomats from Africa and Asia at the United Nations. Malcolm intended to make

Ali an international political figure.

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Brotherhood

Mal Goode interviewing Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Nigerian ambassador Simeon Adebo at the United Nations in NYC, 1964.

Malcolm X with his 16mm Bell and Howell motion picture camera

arriving at Heathrow Airport en route to Egypt to attend a meeting of the Organization of African Unity, London, July 9, 1964.