BLACK SEMINOLE WOMAN | The BLACK SEMINOLES are a small offshoot of the GULLAH who escaped from the rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia. They built their own settlements on the Florida frontier, fought a series of wars to preserve their freedom, and were scattered across North America. They have played a significant role in American history, but have never received the recognition they deserve.
Eartha Mae Kitt was an international star who gave new meaning to the word versatile. She distinguished herself in film, theater, cabaret, music and on television. Kitt was one of only a handful of performers to be nominated for a Tony (three times), the Grammy (twice), and Emmy Award (twice). She regularly enthralled New York nightclub audiences during her extended stays at The Cafè Carlyle and these intimate performances have been captured in her recording, Eartha Kitt, Live at The…
“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” -Maya Angelou
Though the Great Gatsby focuses on white primarily upper class flappers, it is important to note that the style and flapper character was not only a white phenomenon. The Harlem Renaissance was booming in the 1920s and African American culture was just as revolutionary as white culture, if not more so in many ways. This website is primarily pictorial but the blurb at the bottom notes the importance of Jazz music (a primarily African American production) in the era.