Boxer Joe Louis is seated at the restaurant table, 3rd from the left. The woman to his left is Muriel Andrade. Dick Abrams, wearing glasses, is seated on the right. The other individuals in the photo are unidentified.
Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. Her career in acting crossed all major forms of media over a span of eight decades, including the film, A Raisin in the Sun, in which she recreated her stage role as a suffering housewife in the projects. [Wikipedia]
James B. Lowe’s acting career included three Hollywood productions during the 1920’s, including The Demon Rider (1925) and Blue Blazes (1926). He is best known for the lead role in Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1927), directed by Harry Pollard. Other than Paul Robeson, Lowe was the only African American actor to play the lead in a Hollywood film with white actors in the lesser roles. As portrayed by Lowe, Uncle Tom is doggedly devoted to Little Eva, his white master’s daughter, and thus is a conventional character, but Lowe’s own charisma added a new dimension to the role. Lowe was active in the African American community, staring in stage productions and headlining social functions and events.