Today in 1986, Oprah Winfrey became the first Black woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.
"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions." - Dr. Carter G. Woodson
Mordecai Johnson, the first Black president of Howard University and Eleanor Roosevelt
Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett Smith
Members of the first class of Black pilots in the history of the US Army Air Corps who were graduated at the Advanced Flying School as Second Lieutenants by Major General George E. Stratemeyer. March 1942
The body of 14-year-old Carol Robertson, one of four girls killed in the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama. September 1963
Etta Moten and Claude Barnett posed in front of their private African art collection at their home in Chicago, 1960s.
The first Black woman to be crowned Miss America, Vanessa L. Williams
President Bush presents The Lincoln Medal to Dr. Benjamin Carson
Otis Redding singing '(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay.' March 1968
Today in 1984, 'The Cosby Show' first aired on NBC.
Vice President Hubert Humphrey speaking after a White House meeting with Civil Rights leaders. March 18, 1966. Photo by Yoichi Okamoto.
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Ralph Bunche
George E. C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall, and James Nabrit congratulate each other following the Supreme Court decision declaring segregation unconstitutional, 1954.
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling at a photo session prior to their heavyweight world championship bout, 1938.
Jesse Jackson stands with other Illinois delegates at the 1972 Democratic Convention in Miami Beach, 1972.
Bessie Smith aka The Empress of the Blues
W.C. Handy with his Memphis Orchestra, 1918.
Miles Davis and his red Ferrari, New York City, 1969.
Spike Lee and his sister Joie Lee
Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis