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Madeline “Sahji” Jackson, one of the most popular exotic dancers of her day and cousin of Margot Webb, a headline dancer at the Cotton Club from 1933 to

Marpessa Dawn ~Repinned Via ☮Concerned Hippie Chick

Black Beauties To Know And Love: Actress Marpessa Dawn

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

James Earl Jones & Cicely  Tyson

James Earl Jones & Cicely Tyson in a scene from the Off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's controversial drama, 'The Blacks' in

A rare photo of Rosa Park taking down her hair before bedtime. "Aware of the racial politics of hair and appearance, she tucked it away in a series of braids and buns — maintaining a clear division between her public presentation and private person." - Jeanne Theoharis {huffington post}

The common image of Rosa Parks is a bespectacled woman with hair pulled back. But Parks’ had waist-length hair that she did not reveal publicly.

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"I told them (the producers) I couldn`t compound the lie that Black fathers don`t care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television." - Esther Rolle, Actress (AND Soror of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc!

Couple = early 1900's.

James Van Der Zee I had to dedicate a post to Harlem Renaissance photographer James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee. Born on June 1886 in Lenox, Massachusetts, James Van Der Zee became the most sought after photographer during the.

Malcolm X & Maya Angelou in Ghana 1964

Maya Angelou's Life Was Even More Incredible Than You Realized