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~Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. (1926 – 1996)

~The father of three children.

~First black American to win a Pulitzer Prize in photography.

~Born in Owensboro, Kentucky.

~Joined Ebony Magazine as staff photographer.

~Photographed Kwame Nkrumah at the moment of Ghana’s independence.

~Gained an Overseas Press Club Citation in 1957.

~He received numerous awards including the National Urban League in 1969,  and the National Association of Black Journalists in 1978.

~Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for the photograph of Coretta Scott King and her daughter,Bernice ,at Dr King’s Funeral

 

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