H&M F/W 2014
Liya Kebede Stars in Prabal Gurung’s First-Ever Print Campaign.
For his first ever print ad campaign, Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung features the Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede like we’ve never seen her before - bold, simple but still incredibly striking.
Vegan cookbooks written by People of Color
Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
- Cecil Moore, Municipal Government Official, Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist, Marine Corps Officer
Credit: “Cecil Moore gets out of county prison Thursday morning”, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA
- Dorothy Height, Civil Rights Activist, Women’s Rights Advocate, Human Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official
Credit: Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-119481. [Height is shown here with the labor leader A. Philip Randolph, at a banquet c. 1970–1974.]
- Howard Fuller, Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Community Activist
Credit: Howard Fuller. [Pictured during his time as a community organizer in Durham, NC, 1960s.]
- A. Leon Higginbotham, Jurist / Judge, Civil Rights Activist
Credit: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.
- Ella Baker, Civil Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official
Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Visual Materials from the NAACP Records [reproduction number, e.g. LC-USZ62-123456]
- Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Activist
Credit: Library of Congress, 1964. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-01267.
- James Farmer, Organization Founder / Official, Civil Rights Activist, Educator
Credit: Library of Congress. World Telegram & Sun photo by Walter Albertin, 1963. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-119481.
- Modjeska Simkins, Human Rights Activist, Political Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official
Credit: Modjeska Monteith Simkins Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina. [Originally commissioned by the National Park Service.]
- Nettie Asberry, Pianist, Civil Rights Activist, Social Worker
Credit: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW23184 (Nettie Asberry).
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“I remember when I played the character in Doubt. It was a character that not a lot of black people embraced. Because they didn’t like her. I think a lot of women face that, in general. A lot more than men. Black women really face it. We are always overly-sanctified in movies. Overly-nurturing, overly-sympathetic. And to find that place where you’re “messy” is very difficult. It’s even difficult to negotiate it with a director on set. When you’re coming from a place of being a trained actor and you understand human behavior, and you understand that it’s your job to create a human being, that when people sit in the audience they just need to connect the dots. They need to be able to say this is a person that’s driven by needs and this is what drives them. And it’s hard to create that human being because there’s so many facets of your personality they want to stifle because of this [gestures to the skin of her arm].”
— Viola Davis [watch]
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