Jazz singer Joya Sherrill, on tour with Benny Goodman in 1962, sits under a hair dryer with with women in Russia. Ms. Sherrill also performed with Duke Ellington and was one of the first African Americans to host a children’s television show. She died in 2010 at the age of 85. Photo via LIFE magazine.
- by Léopold Reutlinger
Two women stand in a library in front of tribute to Dr. Ralph Bunche (1904-1971). In 1950 he became the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in negotiating a truce to the Arab-Israeli conflict in 1949.
by Charles “Teenie” Harris