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Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska 88 years ago today in 1925. He would later change his name to El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In this photo from March 1964, he is shown with Muhammad Ali outside of the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York City after a screening of a film about Mr. Ali’s title fight with Sonny Liston. Photo: AP/Corbis.
Watching the magnificent Ella Fitzgerald duet with Frank Sinatra on AspireTV. This photo is not from that show, but it is in the same timeframe (1950s). Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images.
Maria Hawkins Ellington tries on one of her gifts at a party in Harlem celebrating her marriage to Nat “King” Cole in March 1948. The Coles were married at the famous Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Photo by Lisa Larsen/Time Life Pictures.
Iconic soul singer Otis Redding waiting backstage at Hunter College in New York City in January 1967. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis.
Judy Pace and Godfrey Cambridge in a scene from the film ‘Cotton Comes To Harlem’ in 1970. The film, based on the Chester Himes novel of the same name, was co-written and directed by Ossie Davis. Photo by United Artists/Getty Images.
Civil rights campaigner and organizer Karen House holds up buttons for the ‘March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom,’ several weeks before the August 28, 1963 event. The buttons, which depcit a black hand and a white hand clasped in solidarity, were supplied by the NAACP. Photo by Arnold Sachs/Getty Images.
Lorraine Hansberry is captured by Gordon Parks chatting with the pianist at a party in honor of her play ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ at the now legendary Manhattan restaurant, Sardi’s in March 1959. Photo: Gordon Parks/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.
The Ikettes - Venetta Fields, Robbie Montgomery and Jessie Smith in New York City circa 1965. The women would later leave Ike Turner and become “The Mirettes.” Life is good, but it’s not all candied yams! I just looove Ms. Robbie on Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s! Photo by James Kriegsmann/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.
Miriam Makeba and Marlon Brando enjoying champagne on Ms. Makeba’s opening night at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles on April 2, 1968. Photo: Max B. Miller/Fotos International/Getty Images.