Ruby Dee in A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Jean Brooks in 1943 horror film, The Seventh Victim 

Scenes from 1960 integration and civil rights documentary, Integration Report I. The above scenes show protesters bravely sitting-in a Whites-Only establishment. The women were subsequently arrested and taken to jail. 

More information on the Sit-in Movement can be found at

Miyoshi Umeki in 1963 episode of Rawhide

Alice Prin (aka Kiki de Montparnasse) in Dadaist 1924 short film, Ballet Mécanique

Japan circa 1920s, 1930s

(footage found in Prelinger’s Home Movies Archive)

Artist Georgette Seabrooke in 1930s documentary, A Study of Negro Artists.

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I’m starting a new set of cute girl illustrations (part of my Bumble Bumble Academy series). My goal is to create 100 girl portraits.

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Josephine Baker in Zouzou (1934)

Josephine Baker in Zouzou (1934)

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