~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