profeminist:   “❤   these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures”!  In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind one of NASA’s first successful space missions, Henson stars as Katherine Johnson, Monáe as Mary Jackson, and Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan.  We can’t wait for this trailblazing trio to hit the big screen next January!” As seen on the Because of…

profeminist: “❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures”! In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind one of NASA’s first successful space missions, Henson stars as Katherine Johnson, Monáe as Mary Jackson, and Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan. We can’t wait for this trailblazing trio to hit the big screen next January!” As seen on the Because of…

Young, Black and Victorian: Wonderful photographs of Victorian women of color (via dangerousminds)

Young, Black and Victorian: Wonderful photographs of Victorian women of color (via dangerousminds)

The African-American Suffragists History Forgot | MAKERS

The African-American Suffragists History Forgot

"Rosie" - Tim Okamura (Canadian, b. 1968), oil on canvas board, 2014 {figurative art strong female standing African-American black woman grunge painting detail drips #loveart} http://timokamura.com

"Rosie" - Tim Okamura (Canadian, b. 1968), oil on canvas board, 2014 {figurative art strong female standing African-American black woman grunge painting detail drips #loveart} http://timokamura.com

Baby Cakes | The Black Victorians | 1898 Studio portrait of a young African American baby girl dressed in a fancy white dress sitting on a rocking chair. c. 1898

Baby Cakes | The Black Victorians | 1898 Studio portrait of a young African American baby girl dressed in a fancy white dress sitting on a rocking chair. c. 1898

Bessie Coleman - first female African American pilot. No American flight schools would take her, so she moved to France to train and live. She earned her living barnstorming and stunt flying.

Bessie Coleman - first female African American pilot. No American flight schools would take her, so she moved to France to train and live. She earned her living barnstorming and stunt flying.

Tim Okamura thinks storytelling is inherent to portraiture—so his paintings tell the stories that too often go untold.

Tim Okamura thinks storytelling is inherent to portraiture—so his paintings tell the stories that too often go untold.

Sean Connery and Trina Parks. She was the first African American Bond girl, This was controversial in some countries at the time and not allowed to air. She was even cut out of the scenes or replaced.

Sean Connery and Trina Parks. She was the first African American Bond girl, This was controversial in some countries at the time and not allowed to air. She was even cut out of the scenes or replaced.

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