Maya Angelou doing a little reading in her dressing room before her performance at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Long before she was a poet and writer and the icon we know today, Dr. Angelou was a dancer and singer of folk and calypso songs
THE GIRL FROM SHAWBORO African American migrant workers from Florida on their way to harvest potatoes in Cranbury, New Jersey. The photograph was taken near Shawboro, North Carolina, Jack Delano, photographer.
One of the world's great adoptive moms was singer Josephine Baker. She adopted 12 children, which she called her Rainbow Tribe. She wanted to prove that "children of different ethnicities and religions could still be brothers.