Shirley Temple Black (1928) film actress. She began her film career at age three and received a special Academy Award in 1935. She appeared in more than 50 short and feature films and developed a worldwide following in the 1930's and 1940's. She left the film industry at the age of twelve. Shirley Temple Black was appointed to the United Nations in 1969, served as the US ambassador to the African nation of Ghana in the 1970's and became ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989-1992.
This May 1, 1992 file photo shows Rodney King making a statement at a Los Angeles news conference. King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, has died, his publicist said Sunday, June 17, 2012. He was 47. (AP Photo/David Longstreath, file)