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I remember my debutante ball. debutante in Harlem Black Art, Black White, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Iconic Photos, Kings & Queens, Idda Van Munster, Angela Davis, Vintage Black Glamour

Why Do Women Reveal Their Cleavages And Turn Around To Complain! - Romance (2) - Nigeria

debutante ball, harlem.

African American Soprano, Sissieretta Jones, born Matilda Sissieretta Joyner, Taken 1889 by vieilles_annonces Belle Epoque, Black Art, Idda Van Munster, American Photo, American Fashion, Divas, Vintage Black Glamour, Black History Facts, African Diaspora

African American Soprano, Sissieretta Jones, born Matilda Sissieretta Joyner, Taken 1889

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, to Jeremiah Malachi Joyner, an African Methodist Episcopal minister, and Henrietta Beale.[2] By 1876 her family moved to Providence, Rhode Island,[4] where she began singing at an early age in her father's Pond Street Baptist Church.[2] In 1883 Joyner began the formal study of music at the Providence Academy of Music. The same year she married David Richard Jones, a news dealer and hotel bellman. In the late 1880s…

Louis Kisses Sarah Vaughan On Her Birthday - Jet Magazine, April 1952 Joe Louis Kisses Sarah Vaughan On Her Birthday - Jet Mag, Apr Louis Kisses Sarah Vaughan On Her Birthday - Jet Mag, Apr 1952 Joe Louis, Divas, Jet Magazine, Vintage Black Glamour, Black Celebrities, Celebs, Black History Facts, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful

Joe Louis Kisses Sarah Vaughan On Her 27th Birthday - Jet Magazine, April 10, 1952

Click the "All Sizes" button above to read an article or to see the image clearly. I thought others might appreciate these tidbits of forgotten history of People of Color. Please feel free to leave any comments or thoughts or impressions... I look forward to reading them!

"Malia Obama, left, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama and Sasha Obama in a 2015 portrait. Malia Obama, Michelle E Barack Obama, Barack Obama Family, Obama President, Bo Obama, Obamas Family, 2016 President, Michelle Obama Fashion, Madam President

The First Family Looked Exceptionally Stylish On Easter Sunday. Obvi.

There are so many reasons why we love Easter Sunday, one of them being that we get to see the first family together and all dressed up. The Obamas lo...

Whatch do you know about Hazel Scott? She was the first African American woman to have her own television show and was married to Adam Clayton Powell. She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and her show was quickly cancelled. Black History Facts, Black History Month, Divas, Vintage Black Glamour, My Black Is Beautiful, Gorgeous Eyes, Beautiful People, Beautiful Pictures, Beautiful Women

Whatchu know about Hazel Scott? She was the first black woman to have her own television show and was married to Adam Clayton Powell. She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and her show was quickly cancelled.

Model Charlotte Stribling (a. 'Fabulous') in Harlem, Photo: Eve Arnold. African American model Charlotte Stribling, or “Fabulous” as she was known, relaxes during a fashion show in Harlem’s Abyssinian Church, photo: Eve Arnold My Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful People, African American Models, Vintage Black Glamour, Vintage Style, African Diaspora, We Are The World, Before Us, Look At You

Model Charlotte Stribling (a.k.a. 'Fabulous') in Harlem, 1950. Photo: Eve Arnold. The photos Ms. Arnold took over the course of a year in Harlem established her as a photographer. African American model Charlotte Stribling, or “Fabulous” as she was known, relaxes during a fashion show in Harlem’s Abyssinian Church, 1950. During this period Harlem hosted an average of 300 fashion shows a year, many of them showcasing clothes that the models themselves or local seamstresses had made.KA

Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa The Newark, NJ-born Ms. Vaughan studied piano as a child and went on to win first prize at the Apollo Theater’s famous Amateur Night competition. Billy Eckstine was in Music Icon, Soul Music, My Music, Reggae Music, Duke Ellington, Jazz Artists, Jazz Musicians, Music Artists, People

Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer

Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa 1950. The Newark, NJ-born Ms. Vaughan studied piano as a child and went on to win first prize at the Apollo Theater’s...

Young Diahann Carroll, 1954 (born is an American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer. Notable stage and film and TV credits: Carmen Jones Porgy & Bess No Strings Julia Claudine Dynasty Women In History, Black History, Modern History, British History, Ancient History, Black Power, Jacqueline De Ribes, Divas, Diahann Carroll

Young Diahann Carroll, 1954 | Black Hollywood Series

Diahann Carroll (born 1935) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer. Notable stage and film and TV credits: Carmen Jones (1954), Porgy & Bess (1959), No Strings (1962), Julia (1968), Claudine (1974), Dynasty (1980's). Want to know more about Black History ? Visit Discover Black Heritage

Didn’t know Jimi Hendrix’s grand parents were Black Vaudeville performers. Hendrix (Jimi’s Paternal Grandparents) circa (Call me crazy but I see Jimi in his grandmother! Jimi Hendrix, Portraits, My Black Is Beautiful, African American History, History Facts, Black People, Vintage Photography, Black History, In This World

Blacks on Stage and Screen

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Vintage Black Glamour and Vintage Black Glamour: Gentleman’s Quarters are now available individually and as a fabulous box set from Rocket 88 Books. The Vintage Black Glamour documentary is in the works! American Women, American Photo, African American History, American Lady, African American Fashion, American Clothing, The Jackson Five, Vintage Black Glamour, Vintage Soul

Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer

waheedpix: “ Harlem River 1930’s ©WaheedPhotoArchive, 2011 ” Glamorous people at the Harlem River, 1930’s.

Portrait of an African American vaudeville entertainer, name unknown, sporting a platinum blonde wig. Circa African American Vernacular Photography courtesy of Black History Album. African American Fashion, African American History, Vintage Black Glamour, Vintage Soul, Ford, Thing 1, My Black Is Beautiful, Simply Beautiful, Vintage Photographs

Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer

brandos: “ A 1921 Black Vaudevillian woman. ” A 1921 Black Vaudevillian woman.

Valaida Snow - African-American jazz musician and entertainer. She was named “Little Louis” after Louis Armstrong, who used to call her the world’s second best jazz trumpet player besides himself. She played concerts throughout the USA, Europe and China. Toast Of London, Cool Jazz, Black History Facts, Jazz Musicians, Jazz Blues, My Black Is Beautiful, Women In History, Art History, African American History

Women Who Kick Ass

Valaida Snow: Why she kicks ass • She was an African-American jazz musician and entertainer, who was raised on the road in a show-business family, where she learned to play cello, bass, banjo,...