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30 Historic Beards So Hot Your Head Will Explode

"Historic" as in black history, that is. But good beards should be enjoyed by all.

1. This beard, which is the richest of all time.

2. This beard, belonging to the first recorded free black person to set foot in what would become Canada.

3. This beard, which purchased its own freedom from slavery for $425 in 1830.

4. This beard, belonging to the first black person elected to public office in the United States (and Langston Hughes' great-uncle).

5. This beard, on the first African-American to serve in the United States Senate.

6. This beard, belonging to the first black state governor.

7. This beard, which helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1875.

8. This beard, awarded a patent for an automatically opening and closing elevator door design in 1887.

9. This beard, which performed the first successful open heart surgery.

10. This beard, which co-founded the NAACP and was the first black person to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard.

11. This beard, which you know but how many hot, young pics have you seen of him?

12. This beard, which has barssss.

13. This beard, which is literally "The Real McCoy."

14. This beard, which studied at the National Academy of Design in 1918.

15. This beard, one of the creators of modern jazz.

16. This Rastafari beard, which wants you to know "every little thing is gonna be all right."

17. This beard, which founded Motown Records in 1960.

18. This beard, which co-founded the Black Panther Party.

19. This beard, which won 19 Emmys.

20. This beard, which pities the fool.

21. This otherwordly beard, which was the second African-American astronaut in U.S. history.

22. Thie beard, which won two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.

23. This beard, which started a revolution by saying, "Fuck tha police."

24. The beard belonging to this Bawse, which has inspired many of your friends and lovers to join the #beardgang.

25. This beard, one of the last real emcees left in the world.

26. This beard, belonging to the youngest head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory.

27. This beard, which you can see five nights a week in the house band for the iconic Tonight Show.

28. This beard, belonging to the brand "King James."

29. This beard, which thinks you're the prettiest in sweatpants, hair tied, chillin' wit no makeup on.

30. And this beard, which probably belongs to the next James Bond.