MARILYN MONROE~Ella Fitzgerald wanted to play at Mocambo, a very popular club in the but they wouldn’t book her because she was black. Marilyn Monroe called the owner & said she would sit at the front table every night Ella sang. And she did.
Tintype - Black Woman with Wonderful Hat Even though the tintype was often casual it was also sometimes very formal. In this image a black woman poses for her picture in what must be her “Sunday best”.