Category: civil rights

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South African singer Miriam Makeba with her new husband Stokely Carmichael, leader of the Black Panther Party, outside of his mother’s Bronx, New York home in May 1968. The couple then traveled to their wedding reception, held at the suburban New York home of Tanzanian ambassador Akili B.C. Danieli.

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Malcolm X with his wife, Betty Shabazz, and their children during a meeting at the headquarters of his Organization of Afro-American Unity at Hotel Theresa in Harlem on February 20, 1965.

Malcolm is holding his daughter Qubilah. He was assassinated the next day at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and children.

(Photos by Duilio Pallottelli)

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Harry Belafonte, Martin Luther King Jr.,

Sammy Davis Jr., and Hillard Elkins

at a Times Square benefit show called ‘Broadway Answers Selma’ on April 4, 1965.

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Jet magazine covers from 1964

Malcolm X during a demonstration against discriminatory hiring practices in Brooklyn, New York in 1963.

Photos by Bob Henriques

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

R.I.P. (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965)

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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) 

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JET Magazine covers from 1964

Muhammad Ali with his mentor

Malcolm X at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 1964.

Malcolm arranged for Ali (then Cassius X) to meet with diplomats from Africa and Asia at the United Nations. Sports writer Murray Robinson noted in the New York Journal American that Malcolm intended to “make the heavyweight champion an international political figure.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles, 1967.

Photos by Ernest Reshovsky