Aretha! Respect!

Following the hit debut of “Dreamgirls” on Broadway in late 1981, the cast – Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Jennifer Holliday – appeared on the cover of the May 1982 cover of Ebony magazine!

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Aretha Franklin with her sister, Erma Franklin, in 1963 #vintage #celebrity

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Actress Esther Rolle (1920-1998) trying on a dress the Joseph Magnin store in Beverly Hills in 1974. Ms. Rolle was a professional dancer and a founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company before taking on her best known role as Florida Evans on “Good Times.” Photo: Isaac Sutton/Ebony.

Life Magazine Cover MLK - I think this was the most moving cover ever!

Throughout her 20-year Hollywood career, Jamaican actress Madge Sinclair never lost sight of her Caribbean identity. It was a similarity she shared with a famous cousin, pan-African giant Marcus Garvey. She is depicted here as the Queen of Zamunda in Coming to America, but was also Belle in Roots.

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Roxie Roker, actress. She is best known for her groundbreaking role as Helen Willis on the The Jeffersons. She is the mother of rock star Lenny Kravitz and the cousin of NBC's Today Show's Al Roker. R.I.P.

Tina Turner (WOW, she’s 73!) has collected Grammy awards and influenced much of pop culture (ahem, Beyonce) and now the icon is splashed across the Vogue Germany cover with a headline plucked from one of her songs, “Simply The Best.” Source:

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Ebony Magazine - This issue...April 1960 - Nat King Cole and Family

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1941 Pan Am Airlines Trippe's Clipper Plane Original Life Magazine CoverLarge Single Ad - Between 10 x 13 to 11 x 14 inches, suitable for framing.

Aretha Franklin, musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her repertoire has included gospel, jazz, blues, R+B, pop, rock and funk. She is known as one of the most important popularizers of soul music and is referred to as the Queen of Soul. Rolling Stone magazine ranked her #1 on its "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" list as well as the 9th greatest artist of all time. She has won a whopping 20 Grammys and became the 1st female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.