The Black History 101 Mobile Museum, based in Detroit MI, has been collecting examples of derogatory images of Black Americans used by companies to sell their products. Here is an example from the early 1900s from the Dixie Peanut Company. Look for the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Facebook.
Detroit native Kim Weston singing at Wattstax in 1966; introduced by Rev. Jesse Jackson. James Rosamond Johnson, actor and composer of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”, was born in Jackson Florida in 1873. James Rosamond wrote the music, and his brother, James Weldon Johnson, wrote the music. This song is often referred to as