Anacaona aka “GoldenFlower” #Taino Queen born in #1494 on the island of #Ayiti or #Haiti. Known as a composer of ballads and narrative poems. While meeting with her generals she was captured by Spaniards in 1503. Told she would be given clemency if she gave herself as a concubine to a Spanish officer, she chose, instead, death. #Anacaona was hanged in 1503. She immortalized in song, artwork and literature, including a great piece by #EdwidgeDanticat #InternationalWomensDay
Just because. #esaimorales #foreverFine #Riiiiiiiiiccchhhhiiiieeeee!
School kids #nyu #whydoesthispiclooklikeitsfromthe90stho? #NotThatOld #mid’00s #??
Summer in #Haiti. #1981 (I think…it’s pre-Alex tho) my #pepere down right, my parents top right, my #memere center and baby @gba_deluxe ❤ #tbt
of COURSE we’d end up hanging out on Teena Marie’s bday. me and my boo, @dominique_dawson had a blast today. love you DD, so much so that I stole your pic lol
paddle boating in Echo Park with @Dom inique_dawson!
Rare footage of educator and civil rights leader, Mary McLeod Bethune (circa 1930s, 1940s)
*found in Prelinger Open Archives
The New Yorker highlights Carl Van Vechten’s timeless photographs of the African American experience in Harlem.
Top: Zora Neale Hurston, 1940
Row two: L: Leontyne Price, 1953 R: Muriel Rahn, 1944.
Row three: L: Ethel Waters, 1940. R: Ella Fitzgerald, 1940
Bottom: Alvin Ailey, 1955
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Courtesy of the Carl Van Vechten Trust/Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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