Theresa Harris- She is a famous actress who refused to be given roles that portrayed black women negatively. She is one of many black people who stood up for the "thingification" of black bodies that came from fetishes.
Delilah L. Beasley. "She was the first black woman to write regularly for a major daily newspaper when her celebrated column, 'Activities Among Negroes' started in the Oakland Tribune in 1923. She continued her careful coverage of the black community until shortly before her death in 1934. She was instrumental in persuading the national press to stop using racial slurs...[and] became an outspoken activist for civil rights for both black people and women."
Illustrations by Cliff Roberts from “The First Book of Jazz” by Langston Hughes – 1955
Langston Hughes (American) poet,social activist, novelist, play write and columnist Part of the Harlem Renaissance Movement He portrayed the real ives of blacks in the lower social economic strata. He coined the term "Black Is Beautiful" writing like The Weary Blues and his manifesto The Negro Artist and Racial Mountain. Also his collection of Stories, The Ways of White Folks.