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[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0113]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Nat King Cole, Negro band leader, was attacked by a group of white men tonight as he sang from the stage of the Municipal Auditorium in Birmingham, Ala."
Date: April 10, 1956
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0116]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Satin - voiced singer Nat "King" Cole died in St. John's hospital Monday in a sudden relapse after surgery for removal of a cancerous lung January 25."
Date: February 15, 1965
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0115]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "CHRISTMAS CHEER for others is the wish of Nat King Cole who is receiving cobalt treatments for a lung tumor at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif."
Date: December 25, 1964
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0108]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Nat (King) Cole, who got $25, for warbling the title tune of Raintree County, netted a cool $25 for crooning one ditty at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas a few nights back."
Date: September 22, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0106]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Nat King Cole and Eartha Kitt Play a scene (above) in "The St. Louis Blues," a film about the life of the famed negro composer, W. C. Handy in which Cole plays the role of Handy."
Date: October 10, 1957
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0105]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Nat "King" Cole (right) and Harry Belafonte will appear together for the first time in their spectacularly successful careers when Belafonte goes before television audiences as the guest star on "THE NAT 'KING' COLE SHOW," Tuesday, August 6 (NBC - TV 10 - 10:30 p.m. PDT; 9 - 9:30 p.m. CDT) ."
Date: August 8, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0100]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "BIRMINGHAM, ALA.... NAT (KING) COLE, SINGER AND BAND LEADER WHO WAS ATTACKED BY A GROUP OF MEN ON THE STAGE AT THE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM HERE LAST NIGHT IS SHOWN AS HE STEPPED BEHIND THE CURTAINS AT THE CONCLUSION OF HIS PERFORMANCE AFTER THE ATTACK."
Date: April 19, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0102]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Nat "King" Cole will join Steve Allen in a piano duet when he guests on "THE STEVE ALLEN PLYMOUTH SHOW" colorcast on NBC - TV Monday, March 7 10:00 p.m. PST."
Date: March 4, 1960
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0101]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Nat "King" Cole, whose records have sold almost 50,000,000 copies, begins his own Monday night show on NBC - TV starting Nov. 5, with his trio and a 15 - piece orchestra."
Date: May 17, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0112]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "FAMED NEGRO SINGER NAT KING COLE (ABOVE), WAS ATTACKED AND KNOCKED OFF HIS FEET TONIGHT IN A PUBLIC APPEARANCE ON THE STAGE OF THE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM AT BIRMINGHAM."
Date: April 12, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0099]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Mrs. Nat Cole, wife off singer Nat (King) Cole, has big smile for photographers in Santa Monica, Calif. today as she poses with her twin daughters, Casey, left, and Timolin."
Date: October 2, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society