Category: history

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

The Mississippi Blues Trail

  1. Robert Johnson (Greenwood, MS)
  2. Ike Turner (Clarksdale, MS)
  3. Howlin’ Wolf (West Point, MS)
  4. B.B. King (Berclair, MS)
  5. Otis Rush (Philadelphia, MS)
  6. Son House (Tunica, MS)
  7. Muddy Waters (Rolling Fork, MS)
  8. Albert King (Indianola, MS)
  9. Bo Diddley (McComb, MS)
  10. Elvis Presley (Tupelo, MS)

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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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Boxer Jack Johnson with his wife Etta Duryea in London for the coronation of King George V in 1911.

Etta Duryea was Jack Johnson’s first wife, they married in 1911. She was a

well-educated

Brooklyn society woman. Jack’s infidelity, his abusive behavior and the hostile reaction of the public caused her to became depressed. He once beat her so badly that she was hospitalized.

She committed suicide in 1912. When Jack died in 1946, his wife

Irene Pineau

buried him in Chicago next to Etta. 

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Senator John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie Kennedy photographed by

Yousuf Karsh, 1957.  

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Co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Huey P. Newton in 1971.

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Che Guevara during the filming of Historias de la Revolucion (1960)

Photos by Arturo Zavattini

Malcolm X photographed by Joe Rosenthal for the San Francisco Chronicle, 1961.

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Elvis Presley in Germany as an American G.I. while serving in the U.S. forces in 1958.

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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)