I tend to go through cyclical moments of nostalgia where I thirst for pastime events and information. As I’ve mentioned before throughout this blog, I’m a student of Black history; not only when it comes to our Freedom struggles or African ancestry, but within the arts as well. I have a great deal of respect for artists who succeeded during a time when that window of opportunity was a lot smaller and the fight was much harder, so honoring their legacy is a given.
Let’s go back in time for a bit and enjoy some of the greats from Classic Black Hollywood. If you’d like to share any of your favorites, feel free to comment below.
Paul Robeson: The Emperor Jones (1933)
Dorothy Dandridge and The Nicholas Brothers: Chattanooga Choo Choo (1941)
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson: Stormy Weather (1943)
Hattie McDaniel: Johnny Come Lately (1943)
Bill Robinson, Lena Horne, and Cab Calloway: There’s No Two Ways About Love (1943)
Rex Ingram: Moonrise – A Blues Story (1948)
Nat King Cole and Harry Belafonte: Mama Look A Boo Boo (1957)
Eartha Kitt: Anna Lucasta (1959)
Diahann Carroll: Goodbye Again (1961)
Sidney Poitier: Lillies of the Field (1963)
Ossie Davis: The Hill (1965)
Sammy Davis Jr: Who Can I Turn To (1965)
Ruby Dee: This Man – Monologue (Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)
Until Next Time…