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It’s true! Aretha Franklin really IS the Queen of Soul! She was “officially” crowned just before a performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago in May 1964. Photo: Isaac Sutton for EBONY.

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Aretha Franklin being "officially" crowned Queen of Soul, May 1964 at Chicago Regal Theater. Photo: Isaac Sutton for Ebony

Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke

Flashback: Aretha Franklin & Sam Cooke - who knew that they were a couple?

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:The Bronze Blond Bombshell, Joyce Bryant - the late and early

Aretha Franklin | 60 Iconic Women Who Prove Style Peaked In The '60s - love the photo - confidence is always in style!

Aretha Franklin

60 Iconic Women Who Prove Style Peaked In The Aretha Franklin

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Singer Aretha Franklin at Grammy Awards 1990

Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke in 1962. Aretha Franklin first met and became friends with Sam Cooke when they both toured as gospel singers with her father Rev. C.L. Franklin in the late 1950's.

Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke with Reverend Franklin?

Lena Horne & Hazel Scott

Lena Horne & Hazel Scott

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The Queen, Aretha Franklin, by Bruce Weber for Vogue US

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Alpha Phi Alpha Donny Hathaway, wife Eulaulah, and daughters Lalah and Kenya in…

stereoculturesociety: CultureHISORY: Las Mulatas de Fuego, Havana, Cuba c. 1950s

Black Women in History — stereoculturesociety: CultureHISORY: Las Mulatas.

Princess Kezia Rukidi of Toro (1906-1998), laterThe Queen of Toro, wife of King George Rukidi III of Toro (1904-1965).

misshonoriaglossop: “ Princess Kezia Rukidi of Toro later The Queen of Toro, wife of King George Rukidi III of Toro As Batebe (Queen-Sister), she served as the king’s chief.

Bill 'Bojangles" Robinson | Lengends of Dance | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: Famous for inspiring the jitter-bug popular in the late - early and for his dance scenes with shirley temple.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of A huge victory for the black equality movement. This helped get ride of "dejour" discrimination. watches as Johnson signs it.

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Early Photobooth image of two pretty African-American twin sisters.

Henry Clay Anderson Collection, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. #school #nmaahc #greenville

Henry Clay Anderson Collection, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.

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