LIL’ GIRL, BIG CAR | 1930s Source: Old Photographs of African Americans Unknownn Faces (OPOAA), submitted by Constance Couch. The Way We Were, Vintage African American Vernacular Photography by Black History Album (blackhistoryalbum.com)
The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute: African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in support of their protest. Both Americans were expelled from the games as a result
Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable, fashion icon. Bonet was born in San Francisco. Her African-American father, Allen Bonet, is an opera singer and was born in Texas; her Jewish mother, Arlene (née Litman), was a teacher. Lisa is the mother of Zoe Kravitz.
Jester Hairston, an African American choral composer and actor, was born on July 9, 1901. As one of the greatest choral music directors, Hairston composed or arranged more than 300 gospel spirituals in films such as "Green Pastures" and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon." One of the first black actors in the Screen Actors Guild, among his notable works was the song “Amen” from the Sidney Poitier film, "Lilies of the Field."