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Part Eleven - Photographs

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks
(1913- )
“Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” 1955 Photo Courtesy of UPI Bettman Newsphotos

Ella Baker

Ella Baker
(1903-1986)
Early civil rights activist, 1957
Photo Courtesy of DC Public Library

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Adam Clayton
Powell, Jr.

(1908-1972)
First black congressman from the northeast, 1944 Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Andrew Young

Andrew Young
(1932- )
First black U.S. Ambassador,
1972 Photo Courtesy of UPI
Bettman Newsphotos

Nikki Giovanni
(1943- )
Black poet during the Black Power Movement, 1967
Photo Courtesy of Nikki Giovanni

Tom Molineaux
(1784-1818)
First American international boxing champion, 1808-
Photo Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society

Jack Johnson
(1878-1946)
First African American heavyweight boxing champion, 1908 Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress

Joe Louis
(1914-1981)
Heavyweight boxing champion
and national sports hero Photo Courtesy of African American Museum and Library Oakland

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
(1942- )
Heavyweight champion and political activist, 1960s Photo Courtesy of AP-Worldwide Photos

Henry Ossawa Tanner
(1859-1937)
19th century African American painter Photo Courtesy of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

William Johnson

William Johnson
(1901-1970)
20th century African American painter Photo Courtesy of National Museum of American Art Smithsonian

Augusta Savage
(1892-1962)
20th century African American sculptress Photo Courtesy of the
National Archives

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine
(1914-1993)
Jazz singer known as “Mr. B”
Photo Courtesy of Verve Jazz Masters

Ray Charles

Ray Charles
(1930-2004)
Singer and pianist known as the “Father of Soul” Photo Courtesy of UPI Bettman Newsphotos

Jon Hendricks

Jon Hendricks
(1921- )
Jazz singer,” Poet Laureate of Jazz” Photo Courtesy of Jerry Stoll, Pomegranate Books

Sarah Vaughan
(1924-1990)
Jazz singer, the “Divine One"
Photo Courtesy of Bettman Archives

Lionel Hampton
(1908- )
Band leader, first jazz “vibes” player Photo Courtesy of Bethune Museum & Archives

Mary Lou Williams
(1910-1981)
Jazz pianist and composer, “First Lady of Jazz” Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Dizzy Gillespie
(1917-1993)
Trumpeter, pioneer of Afro-Cuban jazz and bebop Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress

John Coltrane
(1926-1967)
Saxophonist, innovator of “free jazz” Photo Courtesy of Mosaic Images, photographer, Francis Wolff

Miles Davis

Miles Davis
(1926-1991)
Legendary trumpeter and band leader Photo Courtesy of Indiana University

Wynton Marsalis
(1961- )
Contemporary trumpeter in both jazz and classical music Photo Courtesy of NPR

James Augustine Healy
(1830-1900)
First black Catholic priest, 1854
Photo Courtesy of Georgetown University Archives

Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris
(1930- )
First woman Bishop in the Anglican Church, 1988 Photo Courtesy of IOKTS Archives

Paul Laurence Dunbar
(1872-1906)
First nationally known black poet, 1890 Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress

Countee Cullen
( 1903-1946)
Award winning poet/writer, 1927 Photo Courtesy of the National Endowment for the Arts-Portrait Gallery

Gwendolyn Brooks
(1917- )
First black poet to win a Pulitzer Prize, 1950 Photo Courtesy of
IOKTS Archives

Margaret Walker
(1915-1998)
First writer to publish a modern novel about slavery, 1966
Photo Courtesy of Southern
Illinois University

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