Don Cornelius' Life in Pictures

A look back at the "Soul Train" creator's life in pictures.

Yolanda Sangweni Feb, 01, 2012

As we celebrate the life of ‘Soul Train” creator and host Don Cornelius, who died this morning, we get a glimpse of how truly groundbreaking the show was.

With Cornelius at the helm the show went on to become the longest-running syndicated show in television history. It was not only where young African-Americans could hear great music, but where they saw the best and latest in Black fashion trends and hairstyles.

Here’s a photographic look back at the life of the man who conducted “The Hippest Trip in America.”