Tag Archives: Black History Month 2017

Harry Belafonte

Jan Studio, [John F. Kennedy talking with Harry Belafonte during Kennedy’s presidential campaign, New York], October 1960 (2010.81.50) Cornell Capa (1918-2008), Harry Belafonte and his daughter Shari, New York, 1957 In the spring of 1957, Cornell Capa photographed Harry Belafonte … Continue reading

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Paul Robeson – “A Symbol of Freedom and Human Dignity”

Vandamm Studio, Paul Robeson, 1930s (1558.1990) Paul Robeson and His Life Robeson is a college man – a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, with degrees from both institutions. He is athlete – scholar – actor – singer, and outstanding … Continue reading

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Malcolm X

Gordon Parks, L.A. Courtroom, Malcolm X displaying pictures of Muslim Ronald Stokes, killed by police a year earlier,  1963 (178.2003) In the May 31st, 1963 issue of Life magazine, Gordon Parks wrote a compelling article. Together with his photographs and through the words of … Continue reading

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Southern Rites

Gillian Laub, Homecoming Court, Mt. Vernon, Georgia, October 2002 (2013.91.2) Gillian Laub, Prom King and Queen Dance, Vidalia, Georgia, May 2009 (2013.91.1) Gillian Laub, Prom King and Queen Dance, Vidalia, Georgia, May 2011 (2013.91.7) Southern Rites by photographer Gillian Laub is a series of photographs … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks Day

Don Cravens, [Rosa Parks riding on newly integrated bus following Supreme Court ruling ending successful 381-day boycott of segregated buses, Montgomery, Alabama], 1956 (1262.2005) Rosa Parks Day is celebrated to honor the civil rights activist, who is known for refusing to give up … Continue reading

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A historical performance

Thomas D. McAvoy, [Crowd at Marian Anderson’s Easter concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC], April 9, 1939 (1081.2005) Thomas D. McAvoy, [Marian Anderson’s Easter concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, watched by Secretary of the Interior … Continue reading

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