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 -
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

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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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