African countries attracted artists and activists. Pictured in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are Maya Angelou (b. 1928); Malcolm X (1925–1965); novelist, journalist, playwright, scriptwriter/producer Julian Mayfield (1928–1985); and Sylvia Boone (1941–1993), who became the first African-American woman to get tenure at Yale. Angelou and Boone lived in Ghana.
Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. [source]