Back in the 1920's the word "Flapper" was coined to describe to women who danced the latest craze; the Charleston. The term was derived from the movements associated with the dance steps that required that the woman would flap their arms & walk like birds - hence Flappers as in flapping wings of the birds. Although the dance was popularized during the 1920's, the earliest Charleston is believed to have been part of several Harlem (USA) stage shows being recorded as early as 1913.
The Natural Hair Movement in the ‘60s and ‘70s; How It Began and Why It Ended
Happy 79th Birthday to the one and only Diahann Carroll!! One of my favorite #VBGlegends is seen here in a promotional photo for the Tony Awards - she hosted the 1969 ceremony. Photo by: NBC/NBCU/Getty.