The Vault

Greetings All,

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)

Frank “Sugar Chile” Robinson: Numbers Boogie (1951)

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…


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