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PhD student @tgs_nu. 🔎📚 Public humanities, fashion, sound, film, memory, food, visual culture, black feminism & 20th century Black Atlantic history

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Tamara Dobson in Cleopatra Jones (1973, dir. Jack Starrett)  #1970s #1970sfashion #blackwomen #cleopatrajones #blaxploitation #blackcinema #1970smovies #blackactress #turban #soulstyle
Black fashion models, photographed by Yale Joel (1919-2006). #1970s #1970sfashion #blackwomen #fashionindustry #models #color #photography #photoshoot #blackmodels
Rita Lucía Montero was an Afro-Argentine singer and actress during Argentina's golden age of cinema and television. She broke barriers with her casting in Argentine plays in the 1940s, which previously featured all white actors. It is also no surprise that she crossed paths with Katherine Dunham, and danced for her company for a brief period of her career!  #1940s #1940sfashion #blackwomen #afrolatina #argentina #dancers #actress #blacksingers #latina #katherinedunham #theaterhistory #drapedress #grecianstyle
Eunice Johnson in her office at Johnson Publishing Company, 1970. Johnson, wife of the founder of Ebony, Jet, and other publications, saw in fashion a way to celebrate black beauty and black women. The Fashion  Fair runway shows traveled across the country in black churches, halls, and other places rented to show off the latest styles on the most glamorous models.  #blackwomen #1970sfashion #1970s #johnsonpublishing #ebonymagazine #fashionindustry #fashionactivism #civilrightsmovement #blackbeauty #models #eunicejohnson #vintageoffice #vintagetelephone
Gamma Zeta Sigma (Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter) Founders 1946 - Delta Sigma Theta.  #1940s #1940sfashion #blackwomen #1940shair #victoryrolls #deltasigmatheta #sorority #daytonabeach #florida #floridahistory #divinenine
Debs About Town members, posed on step outside of the University of Pittsburgh’s Falk School , 1941 (📷: Teenie Harris, who captured black life in 20th century Pittsburgh). The Debs About Town were one of the many organizations founded by educated black women who were dedicated to the uplift of the black community.  #1940s #1940sfashion #blackwomen #socialorganization #pittsburgh #teenieharris #blacklife #debsabouttown
Nancy Wilson guest starring on I Spy - 1966  #nancywilson #1960sfashion #1960s #jazz #blacksingers #womensingers #blackwomen #classictv #robertculp #billcosby
Miriam Makeba, 1955 * * * Makeba was a South African singer, actress, and anti-apartheid activist. Her style and music were part of the globalization of black identity in the 1950s-70s, and the assertion of a distinctly "modern" African one. In //Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul//, Dr. Tanisha C. Ford discusses how Makeba's natural beauty was viewed as "pro-black and anti-imperialist" in a time where skin lightening products and hair straighteners were advertised to black people, and cosmetic companies did not make products in a variety of shades. * * * #1950s #1950sfashion #blackwomen #naturalhair #soul #southafrica #antiapartheid #beauty #blackhair #cosmetics #shades #foundation #makeup #africanbeauty #beautyculture #fashionhistory #globalcivilrights #afropop #vinyl #wiggledress
Eartha Kitt in Istanbul, 1950s *** In a piece published by The Paris Review, Hilal Isler explores Eartha Kitt's trip to Istanbul with Katherine Dunham's dance company, Cold War politics, and Kitt's first hit, a Turkish folk song "Üsküdar’a Gider İken” (aka “Uska Dara"). https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/10/01/eartha-kitt-in-istanbul/ * * * #1950sfashion #1950smusic #1950s #coldwar #katherinedunham #earthakitt #turkey #istanbul #turkishmusic #folkmusic #blackwomen #blacksingers #dancers #uskadara
Did you know that the idea for sit-ins in Greensboro, NC lunch counters started with the students of Bennett College, the other women's HBCU (and that it is Morehouse's sister school, not Spelman)? You can read more about this and the Bennett Belles' history of activism in “Belles of Liberty: Gender, Bennett College and the Civil Rights Movement in Greensboro, North Carolina" by Bennett graduate Dr. Linda B. Brown. *** Bennett College is facing the threat of losing its accreditation! Donate to the college if you can to lend support to this historic institution. *** #bennettcollege #bennettbelles #greensboro #civilrights #civilrightsmovement #womenactivists #hbcu #hbcuhistory #jimcrow #blackwomen #1960s
Nina Simone in Central Park - photoshoot for the cover of 'Nina Simone and Her Friends' recorded in 1957 & released in 1959.  #1950sfashion #1950smusic #1950s #blackwomen #ninasimone #centralpark #nyc #jazz #blacksingers #albumcover
A woman waits with her luggage at Victoria Station in 1956. (📷: Haywood Magee/Getty Images) * * * The 'Windrush Generation'--roughly 1948-70--was the largest entry of British West Indians to the "mother country" post-WWII. This scene was a common sight by the 1960s, though racism and reaction to decolonization meant the curiosity of white Britons in the 1940s had hardened to hostility and resentment. * Of this photo, my attention is drawn to her fashionable, yet home sewn traveling suit and smart hat. She wears no gloves, but has a watch fastened around her slim wrist. A sign of modernity? The direct gaze at the camera makes me wonder if the photographer asked her to look over, or if she decided to stare at the intrusive lens fixed on the arrival of more West Indians to Britain. * * * #windrushgeneration #london #1950sfashion #1950s #blackwomen #blackbritish #victoriastation #railwaystation #memory #windrush #luggage #vintagephotography #1950shats #vintagehats #fashionhistory
Candidates for Queen of Rose Parade October 19, 1963. (L-R) Janet Washington, Brenda English, Patricia Talley, and Rosalind Mills. 📷: Charles Williams. [Delmar T. Oviatt Library. Special Collections and Archives. CSU Northridge]  #pasadena #rosebowl #parade #socal #blackwomen #california #blacklosangeles #blackhistory #beautyqueen #1960s #1960sfashion #queen
Lois K. Alexander Lane, ca. 1940s. Lane, a fashion designer and historian, devoted most of her life to documenting and collecting the involvement of African Americans in the fashion industry. She founded the Harlem Institute of Fashion in 1966 and the Black Fashion Museum in 1979. The institute offered free courses on dressmaking and design as well as more practical subjects like math and history. Both closed in the early 90s, but fortunately, Lane donated her collection and papers to the Smithsonian a few months before her passing in late 2007.  #blackwomen #1940s #1940sfashion #blackdesigners #dressmaking #fashionhistory #harlem #washingtondc #annlowe #fashionindustry #blackhistory #boudoir #mirrors #dressingtable #artdeco
"Afro Negro Night Club" - by Angolan photographer Jean Depara. Between the 1950s and 1970s, Depara chronicled the nightlife of Kinshasa (in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo) on the eve of decolonization, as well as celebrations, celebrities, and music in the post-colonial era.  #sayitwithpictures #photography #depara #nightlife #bwphotography #1960s #1960sfashion #afropolitan #kinshasa #africanphotographer #drc #blackwomen #decolonization

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