“Black people, a total people, a total force, Unite, Unite … “
Barbara Jones-Hogu was born in Chicago. She received a B.A. from Howard University in 1959, a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1964, and a M.S., with a concentration in printmaking, from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1970.
Jones-Hogu is an influential artist associated with the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. As a member of OBAC (Organization for Black American Culture), she was one of the muralists who created the important “Wall of Respect” in 1967 on the South Side of Chicago - a public work that inspired the creation of socially, politically and culturally themed murals across the urban American landscape.
Diane Richardson and Margaret Griffen, two of Selma’s nonviolent warriors. You don’t have to be a man with a gun to be a hero.
CALIFORNIA – CIRCA 1925: Mallie Robinson (C) poses for a family portrait with her children (L-R) Mack Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Edgar Robinson, Willa Mae Robinson and Frank Robinson circa 1925 in California. Raised in Pasadena, Jackie Robinson (1919-72) went on to be the first African-American to play American Major League Baseball. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A Young Black Family Ponders Their Chance For Security
Read more: Photographs from Rural Youth: Their Situation and Prospect - WPA (Part 1 of 2) http://www.gjenvick.com/WPA-WorksProgressAdministration/ResearchMonographs/RuralYouth-TheirSituationAndProspects/Photographs01-WPA-RuralYouths.html#ixzz215HocqJA
Black American Children Workers, 1940s
Penned on verso: These are some of the kids whose parents’ strike is being fought by imported strikebreakers. Wages for Starkey workers ranged from 15¢ an hour for 7-year olds to 45¢ for adults.”
Photographer: John De Biase (active mid-20th century)