Beah Richards (1924-2000) was an actress and writer who became best known for strong female portrayals. She was able to bring strength, integrity, and wisdom to her characterizations, and in addition to being an actress, was a talented playwright.
Juanita Moore (October 19, 1914 – January 1, 2014) was an American film and television actress. She was the fifth African American to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting Actress category
Ossie, Ruby, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. share a birthday cake for the 100th performance of Purlie Victorious.
Minnie Riperton and tennis legend Arthur Ashe at the Arthur Ashe Roast at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 1976. Photo by EBONY photographer Isaac Sutton.