Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis in August 1968 attending the premiere of ‘The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter’ in New York City. Tyson and Davis were not a couple at the time - they actually married in 1981. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.
One more ’70s afro ad. This one is from Clairol.
A 1970s Ultra Sheen advertisement.
A 1970 Posner Bergamot advertisement.
Carole Henderson in a 1970 Dewar’s Scotch advertisement. At the time of this ad, she had a master’s degree in French and African Literature from Howard University. She went on to become, as Carole Henderson Tyson, the second Black woman to receive a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard in 1977. She is currently the Program Manager of The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs program at Howard.
Ah, Michael. It’s been two years and we miss you SO much!
Film, television and stage actress and dancer Paula Kelly. Perhaps best known these days for her role in The Women of Brewster Place in 1989 with Oprah Winfrey and Lonette McKee, the versatile Kelly’s wide-ranging career spans from film (“Sweet Charity” with Shirley MacLaine in 1969) to television and Broadway (Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies with Gregory Hines, Phyllis Hyman and (here with Hinton Battle).
Minnie Riperton with a fabulous afro. And eyelashes. #naturalhair