James Meredith is escorted to the University of Mississippi campus by U.S. marshals on October 1, 1962.
N.Y. CORE march to support James Meredith in New York City, June 11, 1966.
Robert Henry Lawrence, the first African American astronaut
Chubby Checker leads Conway Twitty and Dick Clark through the Twist, September 7, 1960.
Elgin Baylor playing against the University of Connecticut at the 1957 New York Holiday Festival.
Minister Louis Farrakhan
Joseph Brodsky and Derek Walcot
National Hero of Jamaica Paul Bogle
Dick Gregory and Muhammad Ali
Wallace Terry and Cicely Tyson
Bill Cosby and Keisha Knight Pulliam
Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones in 'Claudine,' 1974
The Million Man March
Happy Birthday Dr. Mae Jemison!
Paul Robeson and Peggy Ashcroft in 'Othello' in 1930
Phyllis Mae Dailey was inducted into the United States Navy Nurse Corps. Dailey was the first African American sworn in as a Navy nurse in 1945.
John Merrick founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company
Happy Birthday Dizzy Gillespie!
Basketball great, Charles Cooper
Happy Birthday Michael Eric Dyson!
Rosa Parks joins Philadelphia Mayor Goode in a symbolic striking of the cracked Liberty Bell at Independent Plaza on January 18, 1988 at approximately the same time bells in Atlanta and London were rung in memory of the late Martin Luther King.
Tevin Campbell and Brandy
In 1969, the Supreme Court orders end to all school segregation "at once."