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The Photos That Lifted Up the Black Is Beautiful Movement

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Black Is Beautiful

The intersection of West 125th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem was, for decades, a center of Black nationalism. Street orators — that’s what they were called — climbed onto stepladders and made impassioned calls for African liberation. When Kwame Brathwaite and his brother Elombe Brath were teenagers in the 1950s, they would walk there from their…

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