Angela Davis introducing James Baldwin at UC Berkeley (April 19 and April 26, 1974)
(Source: citylightsbooks, via afrosurrealsanfrancisco)
Octavia Butler’s senior class photo from John Muir High School in Pasadena, California (1965)
Coastal Sanaag & Bari, Puntland - Mid to late 1840s
Illustrations done by French explorer Charles Guillain, between 1846 and 1848, during his visits to the coastal Sanaag and Bari regions of Puntland.
(Source: puntland, via diasporicroots)
Ellington At The Keyboard. Photograph of Duke Ellington for an Olivetti advertisement. Undated. (via Milton Glaser Design Study Center And Archives: Images from the Henry Wolf Collection)
Photo: Chinua Achebe in Enugu, Nigeria, 1959 | by Eliot Elisofon
Memphis, Tennessee. A secondhand clothing and pawn shop and a cheap rate hotel (Marion Post Wolcott, October 1939)
Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information collection
Carrie Mae Weems - You Became a Scientific Profile (1995-96)
Tintype of James Weldon Johnson’s mother and sister: Helen Louise Johnson (1871-1938) and Agnes Marion Edwards (1885-1976)
Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Book Cover: Walter Benjamin - Einbahnstraße/One-Way Street (1928) designed by Sasha Stone.
Walter Benjamin - EinbahnstraßeSchutzumschlag, VorderseiteErnst Rowohlt VerlagBerlin, 1928
Seydou Keïta - Untitled #419, 1950-1952
(Source: hotparade, via disorganizedrobots)
Sylvia Wynter, circa 1972.
If It’s Optic White, It’s the Right White
Audre Lorde and Jewelle Gomez (circa 1983)
Photos of Birmingham’s Afro-Caribbean Community in the 1950s, taken by Dyche Photography Studio, Birmingham, UK.
From Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe by Tina M. Campt (Duke University Press, 2012). Courtesy Birmingham City Library, UK.
“Black Women in Jail” from Harris & Ewing “District of Columbia. Various Views at D.C. Jail” (1919)
(Source: old-picture.com, via vintageblack2)