“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”
James Baldwin 1924-1987
Take time to enjoy these amazing photos! They range from Bob Marley with the Jackson Five to Josephine Baker to the original Black Panthers. Guaranteed to increase your pulse, your pride and your knowledge.
Frederick Patterson Standing Beside a Patterson-Greenfield Automobile Chassis, ca. 1915.
Slave castle at Elmina, Central Region. The dungeons where slaves were
kept for months before being shipped out to the Western world. You can still
smell and see the blood, now black pigment, on the walls.
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King (right) appeared with Muhammad Ali
in Louisville to fight for fair housing.
Muhammad Ali and Stevie Wonder at The Apollo, 1963
Muhammad Ali and his daughter, Laila Ali by Michael Gaffney. 1978
22nd December 1971: Muhammad Ali trains for his fight against the West
German Jurgen Blin,with his daughters in tow.
Malcolm X leads a group of Black Muslim protestors carrying picket
signs demanding freedom of religion. 1963
Malcolm X in Sudan with Sheik Ahmed Hassoun, 1959
Alex Haley & Malcolm X
Malcolm X in Ghana, West Africa (1964)
Original six members of the Black Panther Party
for Self-Defense, Oakland, CA. (1966)
Top left to right: Elbert “Big Man” Howard, Huey P. Newton (Defense Minister),
Sherwin Forte, Bobby Seale (Chairman)
Bottom: Reggie Forte and Little Bobby Hutton (Treasurer)
Three massive lightning bolts hit the earth within 15 seconds at the
Voortrekker Monument just outside Pretoria, South Africa.
Black Ivy Panther
Councilman L.O. Payne’s all female black basketball team (1935)
9/2/1972-Munich, Germany- Uganda’s John Akii-Bua
( (December 3, 1949 – June 20, 1997) kisses
his gold medal out of sheer joy during the awards ceremony following
his win in the 400-meter hurdles event. Akii-Bua’s winning time of 47.82
seconds was a new world record for the event.Akii-Bua was the
first African to win gold in an event under 800 metres. He was also the
first man to break the 48 seconds barrier in the 400 metre hurdles, an event so
gruelling its nickname is ‘The Mankiller’. John Akii-Bua, is recognized as inventing
the victory lap. After winning gold at the 1972 Olympics in the 400m hurdles
he was so overwhelmed with joy that when a spectator handed him a Ugandan flag,
he ran around the track waving the flag, the first ever victory lap –
beginning the victor’s ‘lap of honour’ tradition.
Donnie & Roberta
Donny Hathaway, wife Eulaulah, and daughters Lalah and Kenya
A jam session with Duke Ellington. Photograph by Gjon Mili. 1940
Finding the unmarked trains designated for blacks involved guesswork.
Passengers had to jump across tracks, and some were killed by express trains
Bob Marley & the Wailers & The Jackson 5
86 Years of Marriage!!!! 104 and 101 yrs old wow!!!!!
Barack and Michelle Obama married on October 3rd in 1992 in Chicago, Illinois.
President Obama and his family arriving at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial for today’s dedication ceremony.
The memorial to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Is the first monument
on the National Mall and its adjoining parks to honor an African-American.
Diahann Carroll performing at JFK’s birthday party in 1962, with Marilyn Monroe
in the crowd watching. She looks pretty enamored!
Bern Keating, 1954, Mississippi / USA’Blacks seated in back of bus under
Mississippi segregation law’ / from ‘Black Star’
DeWitty/Audacious, Nebraska (1908Children of Black Homesteaders
in Cherry County, Nebraska
Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee they are a perfect example of everlasting
Black love!!!! 52yrs of marriage!!
Mnemba island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Coco Island, Seychelles
Kalandula Falls, Malagne, Angola
Maletsunyane waterfall, Lesotho