Photo Gallery: This Sportin’ Life

Black Olympic athletes in the 20th and early 21st centuries This article was researched and written by Bridget Lockyer, a graduate work-placement student in 2009 at the Social Science Collections and Research team at the British Library. Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. Sport can create hope where… Read More

Photo Gallery: Black Actors on Stage and Screen

Vintage images from stage, film, vaudeville, radio, and early television Kicha‘s images represent vintage snapshots into the lives of African Americans. The good, the bad and the ugly. “Even today the motion picture has not quite outgrown its immaturity. It still uses talented Negro players to fit into the ~d stereotypes of the loving Mammy… Read More

Photo Gallery: Black Families and Couples From Yesteryear

Kicha‘s images represent vintage snapshots into the lives of African Americans. The good, the bad and the ugly. “Everyday Use” is a widely studied and frequently anthologized short story by Alice Walker. It was first published in 1973 as part of Walker’s short story collection, In Love and Trouble. he story is told in first… Read More

Photo Gallery: Jazz Artists of Old

What is jazz? “If you have to ask, then you’ll never know.” ~Louis Armstrong Kicha’s images represent vintage snapshots into the lives of African Americans. The good, the bad and the ugly.   Click on the images for photo descriptions Find Kicha on twitter @RollinOnARiver For more vintage photos of African Americans visit KICHA A… Read More