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Lena Horne photographed by Moneta Sleet Jr. in…

Lena Horne photographed by Moneta Sleet Jr. in1968

twixnmix: “When I am dead–I say it that way…

twixnmix:

“When I am dead–I say it that way because from the things I know, I do not expect to live long enough to read this book in its finished form–I want you to just watch and see if I’m not right in what I say: that the white man, in his press, is going to identify me with “hate”. He will make use of me dead, as he has made use of me alive, as a convenient symbol, of “hatred”–and that will help him escape facing the truth that all I have been doing is holding up a mirror to reflect, to show, the history of unspeakable crimes that his race has committed against my race.” 

― Malcolm X (The Autobiography of Malcolm X)

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.(Phot…

Ike and Tina Turner performing in 1971.

(Photos

by David Redfern) 

twixnmix: Malcolm X with his daughter Qubila…

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Malcolm X with his daughter Qubilah Shabazz

in Harlem

on February 20, 1965.  

He was assassinated the next day at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and children.

(Photos by Duilio Pallottelli)

Whitney Houston video shoot for “Something In …

Whitney Houston video shoot for “Something In Common” (November 1993)

Photos by Cesar Vera

Happy Birthday Malcolm X! May 19, 1925 – Febru…

Happy Birthday Malcolm X! 

May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

“They called me ‘the angriest Negro in America.’ I wouldn’t deny that charge. I spoke exactly as I felt. ‘I believe in anger. The Bible says there is a time for anger.’ They called me ‘a teacher, a fomentor of violence.’ I would say point blank, That is a lie. I’m not for wanton violence, I’m for justice. I feel that if white people were attacked by Negroes –

if the forces of law prove unable, or inadequate, or reluctant to protect those whites from those Negroes

then those white people should protect and defend themselves from those Negroes, using arms if necessary. And I feel that when the law fails to protect Negroes from whites’ attack, then those Negroes should use arms, if necessary, to defend themselves.“

(Photos by John Launois, 1964) 

Janis Joplin at her home in Haight-Ashbury, S…

Janis Joplin at her home in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, November 1967.

(Photos by Baron Wolman)

Tina Turner performing at the “Soul to Soul”…

Tina Turner performing at the “Soul to Soul” concert in Accra, Ghana on March 6, 1971.

twixnmix: Ike and Tina Turner photographed b…

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Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Norman Seeff, 1975.

Norman Seeff’s shoot with husband-and-wife R&B duo Ike and Tina Turner was among the most memorable of his career. As his first filmed session, the footage was riveting. “They performed an amazing version of ‘Nutbush City Limits’ right there in my studio. There was incredible energy and vitality between them.” He recalls that the couple’s contrasting personalities made their interactions all the more compelling. “Tina was a whirlwind of freedom and spontaneity,” he says. “She was teasing Ike, trying to get him to loosen up, but there was an edge about it. It was as if she was challenging him just a bit. It felt almost dangerous but at the same time ecstatically creative.” Ike on the other hand was reserved and controlled. “He was very charismatic. He had a regal, majestic quality about him, and a tremendous sense of who he was.”

Janis Joplin photographed by Marjorie Alette i…

Janis Joplin photographed by Marjorie Alette in Austin, Texas, circa 1962.