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Black History Month 2019: Aretha Franklin (PHOTOS)  was originally published on thebeatdfw.com

1. Aretha Franklin’s Birthday Celebration

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: Aretha Franklin and longtime friend Willie Wilkerson arrive at Aretha Franklin’s Birthday Dinner at Park Lane Hotel on March 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage) vertical,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,friendship,usa,new york city,arrival,two people,aretha franklin,park lane hotel,longtime,birthday dinner,willie wilkerson

2. President Obama Speaks On His Jobs Plan At Labor Day Speech In Detroit

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DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 05: Singer Aretha Franklin performs during a Labor Day event sponsored by the Metro Detroit Central Labor Council on September 5, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin entertained the crowd as they awaited President Barack Obama’s Labor Day address. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) vertical,usa,waist up,performance,singer,economy,politics,barack obama,us president,michigan,detroit,event,occupation,aretha franklin,president,election,democracy,speech,labor day,sponsor,metro detroit central labor council

3. 2014 New York University Commencement Ceremony

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 21: Aretha Franklin receives honorary degree at the 2014 New York University commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium while co- degree winner Yankee Manny Rivera looks onon May 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Aby Baker/Getty Images) vertical,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,beginnings,looking,graduation,stadium,aretha franklin,ceremony,winning,receiving,yankee stadium,honor,degree,new york university,onon,yankee manny rivera

4. 64th Annual Tony Awards – Arrivals

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NEW YORK – JUNE 13: Aretha Franklin attends the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage) vertical,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,radio,theatrical performance,television show,award,radio city music hall,aretha franklin,annual tony awards,64th annual tony awards

5. 9th Annual Art For Life Benefit Gala

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Aretha Franklin attend the 9th annual Art for Life benefit gala on July 19, 2008 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage) vertical,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,gala,annual event,charity benefit,aretha franklin,arts,new york state,east hampton,life

6. 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concert – Night 2 – Show

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NEW YORK – OCTOBER 30: Aretha Franklin performs onstage at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden on October 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) vertical,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,music,concert,performance,anniversary,madison square garden,aretha franklin,rock & roll hall of fame

7. Opening Night Party – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 19: (L-R) Aretha Franklin, Martina Navratilova, Julia Lemigova attend the afterparty for the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere of ‘Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives’ at Tavern on the Green on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,new york city,waist up,film industry,two people,after party,premiere,film premiere,aretha franklin,red carpet event,tribeca film festival,pub,martina navratilova,clive davis: the soundtrack of our lives,julia lemigova

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9. Aretha Franklin and Cathy Hughes

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10. Super Bowl XL – Pittsburgh Steelers v Seattle Seahawks

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DETROIT, MI – FEBRUARY 5: Singer Aretha Franklin sings the National Anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks February 5, 2006 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Steelers won the game 21-10. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) vertical,usa,singer,sport,michigan,american football – sport,seattle seahawks,nfl,aretha franklin,singing,pittsburgh steelers,ford field,super bowl,national anthem,most valuable player,super bowl xl,detroit – michigan,nfc west,super bowl most valuable player award

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