Blown away by the pure awesomeness of this photo. It is so cool it doesn't look real. But it is. 1942.
Man holding a top hat
Joe Louis and Jesse Owens
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949) was an awesome dancer and choreographer. He taught Fred Astaire, Shirley Temple, The Nicholas Bros. and other actresses along with inspiring the legendary moon walk.
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People who don't read history books are unaware that a huge number of "cowboys" driving herds to the railheads in Kansas were Indians. And many don't know that some of "Indians" who raided the drives for beef in the "nations" were runaway slaves and ex-slaves adopted into the tribes in the Oklahoma territory. Western movies don't tell you that.
Lincoln Perry (May 30, 1902 - November 19, 1985) was Hollywood's first black movie star and first millionaire. Acting under the name Stepin Fetchit, his lazy and ignorant screen persona was criticized as a crude stereotype, but later seen as a survival technique and a way to subvert the status quo. Perry received a Special NAACP Image Award in 1972 from the Hollywood NAACP Branch. His career started at the age of 12 in vaudeville and he also wrote for the Chicago Defender…
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