Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute in the 1968 Summer Olympics while Silver medalist Peter Norman (left) wears an OPHR badge to show his support for the two Americans.
Stokely Carmichael speaking at a Students for Democratic Society Black Power Conference.
Aretha Franklin is awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton University.
A sports legend becomes a fashion icon. Muhammad Ali and grandson for Louis Vuitton shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
EBONY Magazine, January 1970
Even the Greats get bored. But not for long.
On this day in 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released on February 11, 1990. Never forget.
We want to be like Mike!
NAACP chief Executive Roy Wilkins presents the Freedom Bell Award to Judge Thurgood Marshall.
Beautiful then and now, Diahann Carroll
Early N.W.A: Ice Cube, Easy-E, Dr. Dre, and Arabian Prince
Diana Ross & the Supremes, June 1965
Stylin' and Profilin'
Marcus Garvey with Prince Kojo Tovalou-Houenou of Dahomey, and George O. Marke. 1924
WDAS reporter Ed Bradley before his days at CBS covering an NAACP Civil Rights Rally during a 'live' remote broadcast.
We'll never forget you Michael, rest in peace.
First President of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta and Thurgood Marshall
EBONY Magazine, May 1982
Samuel L. Jackson was a dapper young man in 1961.
Sade in London, 1982
Donnie Simpson, right, with his then-producer Tony Perkins at WKYS.