Sharp Dressed Young Man, 1941 African American teenage boy dressed up for the Easter parade, Chicago, Illinois, 1941. Photographer Edwin Rosskam for the U.S. Office of War Information. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Us On Twitter @blackhistoryalb
Janet Collins was the first and only African American to become Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1951). That was almost 65 years ago and she alone today still holds that accomplishment.