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Ariel Meredith photos in Panama City, Panama from the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photo gallery. See Ariel Meredith (Swimsuit by Becca by Rebecca Virtue) in the SI Swimsuit Edition at

History unleashed Maya Angelou photography

History unleashed Maya Angelou photography

Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?

Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?

Annie Turnbo Malone (1869–1957) A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave away most of her money to charity.

Annie Turnbo Malone (1869–1957) A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave away most of her money to charity.

Vivienne Malone, one of the first coloured people to be enrolled for summer classes at Tuscaloosa university, Alabama.

Vivienne Malone, one of the first coloured people to be enrolled for summer classes at Tuscaloosa university, Alabama.

Inspired by family portraits, Ayana Jackson set out to “fight photography with photography” and honor the lives of middle-class African-American women of a century ago.

Inspired by family portraits, Ayana Jackson set out to “fight photography with photography” and honor the lives of middle-class African-American women of a century ago.

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