Black History Month is a few weeks away, and while I have mixed feelings on the whole thing, I will not deny that I love learning about Black History (I just don't wait until February 1st to do it). I also love vintage anything, so imagine my glee when I found Vintage Black Glamour on Tumblr?! Last night I spent hours pouring over the pages and pages of history. Some folks well-known (like Miss Diana Ross) and others a bit more obscure (Acquanetta, Donyale Luna), but all fabulous. I thought I'd share some of my favourite finds from the site, and hopefully open your eyes to new corners of Black history.
This is just a sampling of photos from Vintage Black Glamour - check the site to get even more life from the 40+ pages of photos, videos, and historical information on amazing Black folk from days gone by. The site's creator, Nichelle Gainer, has a book version of Vintage Black Glamour coming out soon, so keep an eye out for that!
Aren't these pictures delicious? Something to think about: last night, I saw a tweet from Kimberly N. Foster: "In 1939, Hattie McDaniel won an Oscar for playing a mammy. In 2012, Viola Davis will win an Oscar for playing a mammy. Awesome." In your perspective, what does this say in regards to racial progress?