Sammy Davis Jr. in the recording studio, mid-1950s
Tracey and Mark Davis photographed by their father Sammy Davis Jr., mid-1960s
Night Song | Golden Boy
Sammy Davis Jr. interview for the BBC, 1966.
I had so much contempt thrown at me, so much hatred thrown at me, I’ve really awakened to the point where I really got no time to hate that vehemently back. And if you waste your time and your energy — I’ve come to realize that, the people who hate, see if they could concentrate half of that time on discovering a cure for cancer, we would have had discovered, you know, twenty years ago — that’s one group I do not want to belong to. The hurt is still there, everytime someone calls you nigger, it hurts, and you can’t deny it hurts, but you cannot lay on it.
Sammy Davis Jr & Diana Ross and the Supremes by Milton Greene
A Harlem Tableau by Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis, Jr.