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Pearl Bailey with her husband, John Randolph Pinkett in 1950, photo by Carl Van Vetchen. ”

Lena Horne & her family

Look Back Josephine Baker returns to St. Louis with her husband, 1952

Margaret Tynes, 1959 - photo by Carl Van Vechten

Sidney Poitier & Diahann Carroll. Bois de Boulogne. Paris. 1961.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Kennedy_Onassis Mrs. Kennedy at the White House in 1961 First Lady of the United States In office January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963 So Beauty Couple ......Awesome http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy

I Dream of Jeanie

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

Pearl Mae Bailey was a famous actress and singer and Louie Bellson was a famous jazz drummer, composer and bandleader. Bellson was Duke Ellington’s first white musician and met Bailey after being introduced by a trombone player. After a courtship lasting just four days they were married, in London.

Esther Rolle! "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." - referring to her show "Good Times" and her insistence on having a husband and father figure" ~ The beautiful Esther Rolle

Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis in August 1968 attending the premiere of ‘The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter’ in New York City. Tyson and Davis were not a couple at the time - they actually married in 1981. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.

Eartha Kitt and her only husband John William McDonald *I woulda thought she'd have married more times but nope, she was happy with having scads of lovers.Ugh! She was so fabulous.*

The legendary Pearl Bailey

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

PEAK BLACKNESS: I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness. - Ossie The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity. - Ruby Black love, people. Now and forever more.

pearl bailey. 1946

Pearl Bailey

African American teenage girls c.1950's

"The Haymakers". July 22, 1910. African American women. At that time, middle-class Black women who were supported by their husbands and did not have to work were generally very socially and politically active, whether fighting for Blacks' civil rights or organizing to keep the Black community together.

James Earl Jones, 1961, by Carl Van Vechten

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Their love story feeds my heart.