African American flappers and Jazz Age women
HOLY SHIT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BLACK FLAPPERS BEFORE!
There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.
I think it’s so easy to forget that we, WOC, were there in history too.
The flapper movement was originally started by WOC, and that was part of the reason why it was so scandalous for white women to be flappers at first—because they were dressing and acting line WOC. But of course you’ll never see that in a high school textbook.
I will reblog again for commentary.
Also think about it like this. I am 36 years old. THIRTY SIX and beyond Josephine Baker prior to these images I had never seen Jazz Age WOC.
Let that sink in.
36 years old and it wasn’t necessarily for lack of effort.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
THIS IS WHY I FUCKING LOVE WOMEN.
¡¡que viva la mujer para siempre!!
I certainly love all these photosets going around today that ostensibly celebrate INTERNATIONAL women’s day featuring all these American white ladies
Artist: The Shins
Album: Wincing the Night Away
Do you ever stop and think about the fact that Remus had to arrange for Lily and James to be buried and any funeral arrangements because Peter betrayed them, Sirius was locked up, and Alice and Frank were insane.
BE GONE SATAN
Just remember. There is no such thing as a fake geek girl.
There are only fake geek boys.
Science fiction was invented by a woman.
Soviet anti-religion poster
That there? That’s Carlos’s side of the lab…..
I see everyone usually portray Carlos as really serious and manly and shit and NO are you fucking kidding me the things he’s said or Cecil’s copied from him make him sound like such a fucking nerd. “I’m a scientist, I study science!” NO THAT’S NOT A SASSY LIL SHIT AT ALL. I dunno srs Carlos is cool n’ all but I like when he’s a total weirdo.
YES THANK YOU!!! ;w;
#for real though#like I think a lot of this perception comes from him being a new arrival for the first half of the show#and being shy about cecil and whatnot#but he’s shown in recent episodes that he’s just as big a weirdo dork as everyone else in the town hahaha#i like to think that he was somewhat of a misfit everywhere he went in hisblife#and only felt like he belonged once he came to night vale
Reminder that Dallas Buyer’s Club straightwashed a queer man, so even if you like Matthew McConaughey, you really shouldn’t be rooting for it to win an Oscar.