Emancipation Day Celebration, Joplin, Missouri, Aug. 4, 1952.
A tip of the Pepsi bottle to PepsiCo's Black Employee Assn. and its Diversity department, under the leadership of veteran chief Maurice Cox, for their excellent Real Pepsi Challenge website, based on my book.
Browse through the photos, hear the narration, listen to the music, and get a copy of the book for your e-reader.
Photo courtesy of Allen L. McKellar, Pepsi-Cola Company's pioneering African-American intern, hired along with Jeanette Maund in 1940.