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19 Vintage Photos That Celebrate Black Women's Beauty

The new book Vintage Black Glamour is filled with beautiful and inspiring images of black women throughout the 20th century. Here's a look at some of them.

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2. Pearl Primus

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Primus was a dancer and choreographer known for creating dances like “Strange Fruit” and “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.”

4. Margaret Tynes

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The internationally known singer is pictured in 1959.

8. Charlotte Hawkins Brown

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Brown founded the Palmer Memorial Institute, a day and boarding school for African-Americans, in 1902. The educator and author is pictured here on her wedding day in 1911.

10. A Taste Of Honey

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Janice Marie Johnson (left) and Hazel Payne (right) were the duo known as A Taste of Honey, responsible for the 1978 hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie."

"Boogie Oogie Oogie" was a hit in 1978. A previous version of this story misstated the year.

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