France Nuyen, 1962
Nelson Mandela dies at 95
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died, President Jacob Zuma announced Thursday.
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Photo: Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration in Pretoria as the country’s first black president. “The time for the healing of the wounds has come,” Mandela said. “The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.” (Walter Dhladhla / AFP - Getty Images)
I certainly know about the oppression and prejudices of being black and a woman and from the South. My mother raised me very differently from the way I’ve raised my children. I was told I would have to survive in an oppressed land. My family thought it was insanity for me to go into the theater rather than to get an education. - Clarice Taylor
Lena Horne in 1938 film, The Duke is Tops/The Bronze Venus
Mrs. Lizzie Sheppard, brought a supremacist to court: Charging that a white preacher struck her with a rake when she refused to get off the sidewalk in front of his home, 5 1/2 months pregnant Mrs. Lizzie Sheppard listens as Rev. Elbert D. Riddick pleads his case in a Portland, Oregon courtroom. He incurred a fifty dollar fine for his crime.
Della Reese in 1958 rock ‘n’ roll film, Let’s Rock.