Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: February 14, 1926 – Moneta Sleet


Image from kchr.ky.gov

From The Notable Kentucky African Americans Database -
(Accessed February 14, 2018)
(born: 1926  -  died: 1996)
Born in Owensboro, KY, Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize in photography; he was given the award for a photo of Mrs. Martin L. King and her daughter, Bernice, at Dr. King's funeral. A photographer for Ebony Magazine, he covered African nations gaining independence. He also co-authored Special Moments in African American History: 1955-1996. Sleet was the son of Moneta Sr. and Ozetta L. Allensworth Sleet. For more see Notable Black American Men, by J. C. Smith; and Who's Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners, by E. A. Brennan and E. C. Clarage. See also the Sleettown entry.

See photo image and additional information about Moneta J. Sleet in "Great Black Kentuckians" at the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights website.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Sleet, Moneta, and Doris E. Saunders. Special Moments in African-American History, 1955-1996 : The Photographs of Moneta Sleet, Jr., Ebony Magazine's Pulitzer Prize Winner. 1st Limited ed. Chicago : [New York]: Johnson Pub. ; Distributed by St. Martin's, 1998. Print.
E185.615 .S5735 1998, Young Library - Oversize Books (5th floor)

Techniques of the Masters: Jane Evelyn Atwood/Co Rentmeester/Moneta Sleet. Print.

AV-V3701, Young Media Library

Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners / Elizabeth A. Brennan and Elizabeth C. Clarage ; foreword by Seymour Topping.

AS911.P8 B74 1999, Young Library - Reference

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