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Mamie Smith, ca. 1920.

Mamie Smith (née Robinson, May 1883 – September was an Americanvaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress. As a vaudeville singer she performed in various styles, including jazz and.

Mamie Smith (May 26, 1883 — September 16, 1946)

Mamie Smith (May 1883 — September

Bessie Smith was the most influential blues singer in history and the first major feminist voice in American music. Photo by Carl Van Vechten,1936,  Bessie Smith (1894-1937).

Bessie Smith (April 1894 – September was an American blues singer. (Picture: Bessie Smith, by Carl Van Vechten) Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the and She is often regarded as one of…

Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker

Fannie Lou Hammer and Ella Baker, two of the most incredible women of the Civil Rights movement. But doesn't fanny lu look a little like Oprah

Robert Earl Jones (1904-2006) Actor. In a career that included roles in both stage and cinema, he is mostly remembered for his role in the 1973 motion picture, "The Sting." Other films include "The Cotton Club" (1984), and "Witness" (1985). Father of actor James Earl Jones.

Robert Earl Jones, father of James Earl Jones, appeared in Oscar Michaeux films, on Broadway and with Robert Redford in The Sting. Photo by Carl Van Vechten.

Blown away by the pure awesomeness of this photo. It is so cool it doesn't look real. But it is. 1942.

Sharp dressed couple sitting for a full length portrait shot taken at the Daisy Studio. Memphis, TN, Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album. I love the Memphis Daisy studio images.

ABD´de hala Afrika kökenli kişilere karşı ırkçılık yapılırken 1968 olimpiyatlarında iki ABD´li siyahi atlet, Tommie Smith ve John Carlos protesto gösterisinde bulundular. Onlara Avustralyalı beyaz atlet Peter Norman da destek verdi. Sonuç olarak atletler oyunlardan ihraç edildiler.

The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Pr

The immortal Alberta Hunter. Lied about her age to start singing in clubs as a teenager.

Alberta Hunter blues singer she sang at the Cookery (down the block from ma's on street) till she was very old.

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CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT , here's another Bull shit all men are created equal , what a bunch of shit . So I'm not Afro American but , I know about the crap they have thrown everyone the lies .