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Find Sade bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Her sultry jazz-tinged vocals have made her one…

Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

American Women: Photo Archives - African American Ladies & the Language of the Victorian Parasol. Love her face and stance.

Sade's Style   - A Look at Sade's Effortlessly Cool Style

A Look at Sade's Effortlessly Cool Style

Sade is a singer who struck a cord around with world in the with sultry, soul-inspired songs like 'Smooth Operator.

Hazel Scott - (1920-1981) Jazz Musician.  Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, she began playing piano at the age of two. Hazel began formal music training after the family had moved to the United States in 1924 and recieved 6 scholarships to Julliard School of Music - which she had to turn down as she was only 14.  During the early 1950s, she became the first black woman to have her own television show, but due to accusations of being a communist; her show was canceled.

diasporicroots: “ Hazel Scott June 1920 – October 1981 Hazel Scott was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in New York City She was known for improvising on classical themes.

Chorus girls from the original cast of "Shuffle Along", 1921.

Unidentified African American vaudevillian actresses that performed in a Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle theatrical production, 1921

Studio portrait by traveling photographer Hugh Mangum. Mangum traveled the rail circuit through North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia ...

By Hugh Mangum

Professional photographer Hugh Mangum, United States, ca. produced Vintage photobooth styled pics in his studio long before the quick & dirty 'bathroom-cell-phone-self-portrait'

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Since 1925 the photo booth has been capturing our images and our imaginations.

Kate Spade Themed Bridal Shower Decor Ideas

Decor for a Kate Spade Bridal Shower

This photo is of a girl training to ignore white people pulling on her hair and blowing smoke in her face. Pretty morbid, but what an amazing photo. ”

Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)

The Guess Who is a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

American Woman lineup (clockwise from top): Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, Garry Peterson, Jim Kale.

Maggie Walker first african american president of a bank 1903

A young “Miss Maggie” Walker, the daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank. She also founded a newspaper and a department store called “Saint Luke’s Emporium.