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'Maya Angelou & Cicely Tyson' _in a scene where Cicely gives birth, from the famous movie 'Roots' based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel.

Maya Angelou and Cicely Tyson in Roots.what a wonderful mini series this was.watched every night.

Turkmen Girls.  The girls with long hair and a beautiful smiles . Their costume is embroidery sophisticated with warm shades

"They were all Turcomans, the ladies in red chintz covered with flowers, the men in plain red or more rarely in gorgeous multi-coloured silks woven lightning zigzags” -Robert Byron in The Road to Oxiana.

St. Elmos Fire -- Fresh from college, seven friends search for their places in the real world. Emilio Estevez and RobLowe head a stellar ensemble cast. have to watch this again!!

St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

Elmo's Fire: Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson - Look how young they all are.

Leana Horne

Lena Horne (June 1917 – May was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer from Brooklyn, New York.

In this remarkable work, Terry Alford tells the story of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim slave who, in 1807, was recognized by an Irish ship's surgeon as the son of an African king who had saved his

Prince Among Slaves (Paperback) - In this remarkable work, Terry Alford tells the story of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim slave who, in was recognized by an Irish ship's surgeon as the son of an African king who had saved his

Marpessa Dawn, also known as Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor, was an American-born French actress, singer, and dancer, best remembered for her role in the film Black Orpheus.

Marpessa Dawn, American-born French actress (of African American and Filipino heritage) best known for her role in Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)

Mask * 1985 film about a boy with a massive facial skull deformity and his biker gang mother, played by Cher.

Mask - Cher really gave one of her most powerful performances in this movie. That's Eric Stoltz as her son "Rocky".

“My name is Maximus Desmus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” Gladiator

Russell Crowe playing Maximus Decimus Meridius from the movie, Gladiator. This movie is so good!

Coretta Scott King, Andy Young, Cicely Tyson

Coretta Scott King, Andy Young, Cicely Tyson

Olaudah Equiano, contemporary abolitionist leader of William Wilberforce, and former slave, writer, thinker, dreamer

Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa) -- A freed African slave who wrote the first known slave narrative. Became a famous proponent of British abolitionism and worked with William Wilberforce.

Hattie McDaniel made history when she became the first African American to receive an Academy Award on February 29, 1940. She won the Oscar for her performance as Mammy in Gone With the Wind -- one of our favorites!

Hattie McDaniel (June 1895 – October was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedienne. Best known as Mammy in Gone with the Wind first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.