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After beating Liston, Clay celebrates with Malcolm X. Rumours had already circulated that Clay had joined the Nation of Islam religious movement, and he finally declared them to be true the day after beating Liston. He changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Photograph: Bob Gomel/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty

Bob Gomel, Black Muslim Leader Malcolm X Photographing Cassius Clay Surrounded by Fans After He Beat Sonny Liston for the Heavy Weight Championship, Miami, 1964

Mohamed Ali

manic monday.

Float like a butterfly, sting like bee. Who' "The Greatest"?

Dr. King. I am absolutely in love with this picture. <3

Martin Luther King playing pool who knew MLK could be such a bad ass.

James Baldwin, Joan Baez, James Forman marching in Montgomery, Alabama 1965.

James Baldwin, Joan Baez, and James Forman (left to right) enter Montgomery, Alabama on the Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights,

Duke Ellington playing for his wife in Giza, Egypt.

a 1961 new york times photo, showing louis armstrong playing trumpet for his wife, lucille, in front of the great sphinx and pyramids in giza, egypt. i wanna play for you in egypt!

The Liberation Schools, the Children’s House, the Intercommunal Youth Institute and the Oakland Community School

Actor Earle Hyman is best known for his role as Grandpa Huxtable, the father of Heathcliff Huxtable on the Cosby Show. What many don’t know is that Earle was also a great theatre actor. Trivia: Earle is also the third cousin of singer Phyllis Hyman Photo By Carl Van Vechten

The young Earle Hyman (Grandpa Huxtable on "The Cosby Show") was in a relationship for 50 years with Rolf Simes

Black In the Days

Malcolm X and his daughters with Muhammed Ali Two great men - two outstanding fathers.

Langston Hughes, Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher and Hubert Delany (brother of the Delany Sisters) overlooking St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem in the 1920s.

'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History - Langston Hughes, Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher and Hubert Delany (brother of the Delany Sisters) overlooking St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem in the

Percy Sutton, Muhammad Ali and David N. Dinkins. Photo: John Sotomayor/The New York Times

Percy Sutton, Muhammad Ali and David N. Dinkins stood proudly at the center of the struggle for civil rights. Photo: John Sotomayor/The New York Times 1973

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