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Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr.: Black History Photo Of The Day (PHOTO)

(FILES) US pop star and entertainer Michael Jackson performs with Sammy Davis Junior August 14, 1988 in Monaco. Michael Jacks
(FILES) US pop star and entertainer Michael Jackson performs with Sammy Davis Junior August 14, 1988 in Monaco. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves sweeping across the world and tributes pouring in on June 26 for the tortured music icon revered as the 'King of Pop.' AFP PHOTO/POOL/ (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots of time that represent the struggle and triumph of African-Americans through the years?

As part of our Black History Month coverage, we will be featuring one photo a day that honors years of groundbreaking achievements within the black community. These photos bring tears to our eyes, instill pride in our hearts and motivate us to carry on the legacy of strength and perseverance.

Today's photo was taken on August 4, 1988, showing the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, singing to legendary entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. in Monaco. Both men tore down barriers for African-Americans in entertainment with their soulful, crooning voices and show-stopping talent -- not to mention their awe-inspiring dance moves. They also maintained a close friendship with one another, and in 1990 Sammy honored Jackson with a little tribute of his own.

When Davis Jr. died in 1990, Jackson said he was "too overcome with grief to talk," seeing the former as a mentor and an inspiration.

Take a look at the photo and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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