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This Is What 100 Years Of Black Fashion Looks Like And It’ll Remind You That Being Black Is Lit

There’s a whole lot of history/herstory.

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There’s so much to cover when we talk about black history and the influence of fashion. So we re-created iconic historical looks from black culture throughout the years, and damn:

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From the 1920s to the 1930s, the Harlem Renaissance represented an artistic eruption for black people, expressing self-determination through writing, music, and entertainment.


During this time, the military had a policy of assigning black soldiers to labor-intensive roles, based on the belief that they were “unsuited” to serve as officers.

But by the end of the war, nearly 700,000 black men (and some women) had served in the US military, including the Tuskegee Airmen and the black soldiers that served at the Battle of the Bulge.


The 1960s and 1970s marked the evolution of Motown. During this time, the black beauty industry was revitalized and artists like Diana Ross and the Jackson 5 paved the way for the black community.


While hip-hop developed in New York City throughout the ’70s, the mid-’80s would become known as the "golden age" of rap, with groups like Run-D.M.C. breaking into mainstream sound.

It wasn't until the ’90s that hip-hop really went mainstream. This was also a pivotal moment in time for black America, with the beating of Rodney King and the O.J. Simpson trial.


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