Celebrating Black History Month: February 9
Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to an amazing woman who died far too young, Dorothy Dandridge. Dandridge was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. How ironic that Halle Berry, who played Dandridge in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, was the first African-American woman to win an academy…
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Rose Morgan - Founder of Rose Meta House of Beauty, one of the largest and most visible African American beauty salons in the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s. Featured in our newest online exhibit: From Ideas to Independence: A Century of Entrepreneurial Women | NWHM
Ruth King, a popular 1950’s model, on the runway in a fashion show. Photo via model Barbara Summers book, Black and Beautiful: How Women of Color Changed The Fashion Industry.
The Beulah Show, the first sitcom to star an African American actress, moved from radio to ABC TV on October 3, 1950, starring Ethel Waters for the first season. Hattie McDaniel, star of radio's Beulah, joined the cast around September of 1951 but only filmed six episodes of the second season before falling ill. She was quickly replaced by Louise Beavers who stayed with the show until its cancellation in 1952.