Category: black history month

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Ike & Tina Turner in Ghana (1971)  

Malcolm X photographed by John Launois in Cairo, August 1964.

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Muhammad Ali celebrating with Malcolm X at the Hampton House in Miami after he won the World Heavyweight Championship against Sonny Liston on February 25, 1964.

Photos by Bob Gomel

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Malcolm X photographed by John Launois in Egypt, August 1964.

Malcolm X in Rochester, New York on February 16, 1965.

In Rochester,

Malcolm met with the Commission on the Negro and Theological Education, a student and faculty group at Colgate Divinity School. He then held a press conference at the Manger Hotel where he discussed the Civil Rights Movement, his split with the Nation of Islam and expressed his hopes to achieve “a society in which everyone can live as human beings.” In the evening he spoke at the Corn Hill Methodist Episcopal Church on Edinburgh Street. Standing in front of a packed house of black and white audience members, he delivered a speech entitled “Not just an American problem, but a World Problem.” He touched on a variety of topics including Rochester’s recent race riots and the mass media’s depiction of African Americans, but above all emphasized the need to re-conceptualize the American civil rights movement as part of a global struggle. Malcolm’s lecture in Rochester would be the last public speech he gave,

he was assassinated

five days later on February 21, 1965.

Ike and Tina Turner in Ghana for the “Soul to Soul” concert, March 1971.

Photos by Dennis Stock

Pop culture and history are two of my favorite topics to discuss, learn about and read about. For Black History Month I will be sharing a different historical moment related to African Americans in the entertainment world. Here’s today’s fact, Aretha Franklin was not only the first black women inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but was the first woman period! Come back tomorrow for another black history fact!

Pop culture and history are two of my favorite topics to discuss, learn about and read about. For Black History Month I will be sharing a different historical moment related to African Americans in the entertainment world. Here’s today’s fact, Aretha Franklin was not only the first black women inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but was the first woman period! Come back tomorrow for another black history fact!