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This photo, entitled “Six Women” (actress Vonetta McGee is second from the right) was taken by David S. Johnson, the premier chronicler of Black life in San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s. Mr. Johnson photographed luminaries including Nat “King” Cole and Eartha Kitt and documented historic events including voter registration drives, the March on Washington and other activities in the Civil Rights Movement in the San Francisco area. Born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1926, Mr. Johnson wa

UPDATED: This photo, entitled “Six Women” (actress Vonetta McGee is second from the right) was taken by David S. Johnson, the premier chronicler of Black life in San Francisco

Dorothy Dandridge: Old Black Hollywood

Dorothy Dandridge – American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.

Marpessa Dawn 1930s

Marpessa Dawn (January 1934 – August also known as Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor, was an African American-born French actress, singer, and dancer, best remembered for her role in the film Black Orpheus

I had to create a new board for these two goofballs!  The board is CHUCKLE and this is my favorite pin on that board.

Chicken and Boy Smoking Smokes Cigarette Vintage Image from 1920 Funny Unique Photo Photography Sepia Black & White Print Cute Weird

New Orleans

The Coloured Idea Band of Sonny Clay arrives in Sydney, 1928 / Sam Hood Find more detailed information about this photograph: acms. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.

Pearl Bailey & husband jazz drummer Louis Bellson were married 38 years. Reportedly fell in love while sharing a cab.

Pearl Bailey & husband jazz drummer Louis Bellson were married 38 years. Reportedly fell in love while sharing a cab. I Love Pearl Bailey!

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Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Roaring Twenties: African American Flappers by Black History Album, Wonder if this is a Van Der Zee photo?

Fabulous sisters Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allan

thechanelmuse: “ Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen by Moneta Sleet, Jr. ” Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen are sisters (Phylicia is 2 years older). The late Moneta Sleet, Jr.

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