“I wish you power that equals your intelligence and your strength. I wish you success that equals your talent and determination. And I wish you faith.”
Of Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, Doc Cheatham was a journeyman trumpeter and vocalist who received many awards in recognition of his remarkably long career. Here, he joins trombonist Vic Dickinson and alto saxophonist Earle Warren during an appearance at the Overseas Press Club in New York.
Through the themes of policy, community, creative resistance and lifeways, the exhibition tells stories of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity.
Julia Alvarez, a critically-acclaimed Dominican American author who rose to prominence in literature through novels such as 1991’s How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and 1994’s In the Time of the Butterflies, held a reading last night at the center. The event was organized by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, and the Malcolm X Center.
Jimi Hendrix, The Royal Albert Hall, London, February 18, 1969. Hendrix, who spoke proudly of his Cherokee grandmother, was one of many famous African Americans in the 1960s who cited family traditions linking them to Native ancestry.