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Dancers from the First American Negro Ballet founded in 1937( via)

I’d seen a cropped version of the last photo once before, but this series is just stunning,

I feel like I have seen this in photograph form before?
Edited to add: I HAVE! But of course I can find no source/credit for it:

I feel like I have seen this in photograph form before?

Edited to add: I HAVE! But of course I can find no source/credit for it:

thescurfofworse:

gailsimone:

newlevant:

Hi! I’m stoked to present my thesis comic, If This Be Sin, based on the life of Gladys Bentley. It’s for sale on Gumroad! You can download the 16 page full-color PDF for $2.

Gladys Bentley, was a blues singer, piano player, and drag king who performed bawdy tunes in Harlem nightclubs throughout the 1920s and ’30s. Despite the social obstacles she faced as a black, openly queer woman, her outrageous and energetic act became a mainstay of the Harlem cabaret. In 1952, under the oppressive social conditions of the McCarthy era, Bentley publicly renounced her previous identity and claimed to have found happiness as a feminine housewife.

Gumroad is super simple to use, you just have to enter your credit card number and you’ll be sent a direct download, plus Gumroad will email you a link to re-download it if you ever lose track of the file.

FOR EVERY 100 NOTES, I’LL GIVE AWAY A DIGITAL COMIC TO A RANDOM TUMBLR USER so please share if you can! (Within each 100 notes, only people who reblog are eligible for a free copy.)

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the comic!

This looks amazing!

OMG FANTASTIC. 

one of my favourite humans, is this Gladys Bentley.