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Correction to pin - previously thought to be "Baby Esther", famous Cotton Club singer, is now believed to be another person. Info at http://www.sinuousmag.com/2014/09/photo-not-esther-jones-betty-boop-not-black/ http://thepinuppodcast.com now has a betty boop board check it out, this one repined there!

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Ms. Jones | 1940s by Black History Album, via Flickr

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."Baby Esther" Jones, the original Betty Boop, performed at The Cotton Club in the late 1920's

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Grace (1982). Ms Jones was so edgy and fierce!!!!

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Ms. Leslie Jones: A great representation of true African American beauty. She's fierce, funny, w/ brains and beauty. Thank you Elle Magazine. Elle July 2016

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from Miss Moss

Vintage Black Glamour

Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998) painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938 as her cat hangs out on her shoulder. Born in Boston, Ms. Jones was encouraged by both parents to pursue art and she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1927. After studying art at Harvard and Columbia, she established the art department at Palmer Memorial Institute, the black preparatory school founded by Charlotte Hawkins Brown in Sedalia, North Carolina.

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from MadameNoire

Vintage Hollywood Glamour: Dorothy Dandridge

- Dorothy Dandridge - 1922-1965 - An American actress and popular singer. She was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. -

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15 HISTORICAL FIGURES YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE BLACK ~ K.P.Kollenborn

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Caroline Jones, founder of Caroline Jones Advertising. First black woman creative director @ J. Walter Thompson working her way up from secretary & held several executive positions @ BBDO & other general-market agencies. She launched & co-founded several well-respected specialty shops, ie., Caroline Jones Inc., where she was president at the time of her death. Her clients included McDonald’s, American Express, Anheuser-Busch & Kentucky Fried Chicken, which took Ms. Jones’ “We Do Chicken…

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