On August 6, 1965, The Voting Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Act applied a nationwide prohibition of the denial or abridgment of the right to vote on account of race or color. It outlawed discriminatory literacy tests, expanded voting rights for non-English speaking Americans, and appointed Federal examiners to oversee voter registration and elections.
Pianist #MaryLouWilliams accepts the Atlanta NAACP Grand Jubilee Award from chapter President #JulianBond during a Freedom Fund Dinner held on October 19, 1978. The citation notes that Williams's "extraordinary talents have enhanced the world of music and greatly enriched our culture."
Dorothea Church (July 26, 1922—July 7, 2006) was the first successful black fashion model in Paris. She enrolled in the Dorothy Farrier Charm and Modeling School in L.A. and found work modeling for magazines with a black readership. She went to Paris in 1949, where she decided to try her luck at modeling. Christian Dior hired her on the spot, and for the next 5 years she modeled for the fashion house. She later modeled with the Grace del Marco agency in NYC.
André Leon Talley (born October 16, 1949) is the former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, listed as Contributing Editor in the April 2010 masthead. Talley has been a front-row regular at fashion shows in New York, Paris, London and Milan for more than 25 years....