Dorothy Dandridge & Harry Belafonte in Carmen Jones (1954)
Spring looks to recreate
Teresa Graves, starring on: “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” She would later portray the lead character in the 1974 made-for-television film and following TV series: “Get Christie Love!”
“I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once.”
― John Coltrane
dorothy counts, the first african-american girl to attend an all-white school school, being taunted by her peers. this girl’s strength … i can’t begin to imagine.
Civil Rights Protest prep. Hair pulling and blowing smoke in her face to prepare her for the experience of sitting in restaurants that were not willing to serve people of color.
This was not in the way way back past. My parents grew up through this.
This is why I laugh when people say that racism is over because slavery ended so long ago. NEWSFLASH, slavery ended on Dec. 18, 1865, only 148 years years ago… only 3 or 4 generations ago. My grandmother’s grandmother was a slave. Then when you add the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights era, black people have only been “people” by law for 50 years.
I would like to extend Easter greetings to everyone celebrating today with this beautiful photograph of two women in Harlem on Easter Sunday 1947 by the legendary French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). My favorite fun fact about Mr. Cartier-Bresson is that he and Langston Hughes were roommates as young struggling artists in Mexico in the 1930s. Photo: Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos.