Cicely Tyson Oscars on March Ms. Tyson was nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in the film, "Sounder". She and Diana Ross made history that year as the first Black actresses nominated in the Best Actress category in the same year.
Actress and writer Ellen Holly, sometime in the Ms. Holly is best known for breaking the color barrier in soap operas in 1968 as Carla Gray, a black woman who passed for white, on “One Life to Live.” During that period in the late and
The caption from Corbis on this circa picture reads "Photo shows Thelma and Bonnie, called the "Graceful Creoles," posing coyly for the photographer at the Lido." The Lido is in Venice, Italy. And you thought you just loved "Thelma and Louise".
Three African American women on their way to take their licensing examination by the Texas State Board of Cosmetology ca. Photo: Franklin Papers, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library. Love their dresses and their cheery attitudes.
Leslie Uggams (born May New York City) is an American actress and singer, known for her work in Hallelujah, Baby! and the miniseries Roots. Her father was a singer with the Hall Johnson choir and her mother was a dancer.
The great singer and pianist Hazel Scott with her then husband, New York congressman and minister Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (right) at the opening night of the club Bop City in New York City in April Photo: Martha Holmes/Time Life Pictures.