Alberto Henschel, Foto de negra com turbante, Brazil, ca. 1870. Source Coleção Gilberto Ferrez Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles.
Classic Beauty: Thelma Porter, Miss Subways (New York City) 1948 Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April 1948.
Girls w/ Pearls: Elizabeth Kyle-Hardy, 1920 > Attributed name: Browder Studios > Date Created: 1920 > Abstract: This portait photograph is believed to have been taken in knoxville. No other information is available. > Tennessee State Department of Education Eras: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Jennifer Jackson (Miss March 1965) pictured with her twin sister Janis when they worked as Bunnies at Chicago's Playboy Club... Janis is on the left, Jennifer on the right. Janis never posed nude in the magazine.
Diahann Carroll-Born 6.17.1935 A breast cancer survivor - attended Music & Art High School, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. In many interviews about her childhood, Diahann Carroll recalls her parents' support of her & that they enrolled her in dance, singing & modeling classes. By the time Diahann Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony magazine. She stood 6ft & had a lean build. After graduating from high school, Diahann Carroll attended New York University, majored in sociology.
The Many Images of Diahann Carroll
Donyale Luna (1945 - 1979) was the first notable African American super model and the first black cover girl (Vogue Magazine).