Category: history

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Muhammad Ali signing autographs with

Malcolm X in Harlem, March 1964.

Marlene Dietrich waiting for the news of the end of World War II over the ticker in a recording studio in Beverly Hills, California, August 1945 – Ph. Martha Holmes

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Vintage R&B Concert Posters

  1. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – September 27, 1955 
  2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – August 8, 1957 
  3. Howard High School (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – April 4, 1960
  4. Royal Theatre (Baltimore, Maryland) – October 18, 1963

  5. Civic Auditorium (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – May 2, 1964 
  6. Auditorium Macon (Macon, Georgia) – August 1, 1964

  7. Charleston County Hall (Charleston, South Carolina) – April 21, 1965   
  8. Ellis Memorial Auditorium (Memphis, Tennessee) – August 6, 1966 
  9. Wooden Shoe Ballroom (Portland, Oregon) – March 5, 1967 
  10. Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, North Carolina) – April 28, 1968 

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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