Historic Photos: Big Names Of Black History

Ethel Waters, Kenneth Spencer, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Lena Horne, and Rex Ingram in a scene from the motion picture. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
historic photos Ethel Waters, Kenneth Spencer, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Lena Horne, and Rex Ingram in a scene from the motion picture. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Booker T. Washington, Principal of Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee, Ala. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Booker T. Washington, Principal of Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee, Ala. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Ethel Waters, Kenneth Spencer, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Lena Horne, and Rex Ingram in a scene from the motion picture. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Ethel Waters, Kenneth Spencer, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Lena Horne, and Rex Ingram in a scene from the motion picture. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Dorothy Dandridge (ca. 1950s) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Dorothy Dandridge (ca. 1950s) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Harriet Tubman, abolitionist. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Harriet Tubman, abolitionist. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Oscar Bernard, featherweight boxer, known as the Panama Cannonball. ca.1929 (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Oscar Bernard, featherweight boxer, known as the Panama Cannonball. ca.1929 (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Philip Randolph, labor leader and co-founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Philip Randolph, labor leader and co-founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Langston Hughes as a student at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. (1927) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Langston Hughes as a student at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. (1927) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer, n.d.  (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer, n.d. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
W.E.B. DuBois (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs W.E.B. DuBois (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Sojourner Truth. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Sojourner Truth. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Duke Ellington and orchestra in a scene from the motion picture Cabin in the Sky. (1943) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Duke Ellington and orchestra in a scene from the motion picture Cabin in the Sky. (1943) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Jackie Robinson and Louise Beavers in a scene from the motion picture The Jackie Robinson Story. (1950) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Jackie Robinson and Louise Beavers in a scene from the motion picture The Jackie Robinson Story. (1950) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Ruby Dee and Jackie Robinson in a scene from the motion picture The Jackie Robinson Story. (1950) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Ruby Dee and Jackie Robinson in a scene from the motion picture The Jackie Robinson Story. (1950) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Three-quarter length portrait of jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Sidney Bechet with clarinet (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Three-quarter length portrait of jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Sidney Bechet with clarinet (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Scientist George Washington Carver in his laboratory at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Scientist George Washington Carver in his laboratory at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Wells-Barnett, journalist and civil rights activist. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Wells-Barnett, journalist and civil rights activist. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Madame C.J. Walker at wheel of car with her niece Anjetta Breedlove, Alice Kelby and Lucy Flint, forewoman and secreta c 1911 (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Madame C.J. Walker at wheel of car with her niece Anjetta Breedlove, Alice Kelby and Lucy Flint, forewoman and secreta c 1911 (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Silent Protest parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City, July 28, 1917, in response to the East St. Louis race riot on July 28, 1917. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Silent Protest parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City, July 28, 1917, in response to the East St. Louis race riot on July 28, 1917. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Fisk jubilee singers, 1871.  (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs Fisk jubilee singers, 1871. (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
African Free School, No. 2, New York (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs African Free School, No. 2, New York (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
The fifteenth amendment. (19 May 1870) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
Black History Month: Historical Photographs The fifteenth amendment. (19 May 1870) (credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
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