The 15 Most Influential Black Style Icons

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  • Eartha Kitt
  • Lena Horne
  • Angela Davis
  • Iman
  • Grace Jones
  • Donna Summer
  • Diana Ross
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Chaka Khan
  • Beverly Johnson
  • Ruby Dee
  • Naomi Sims
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  • Nina Simone
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Billie Holiday

Angela Davis

Angela Davis' afro became an icon during the Black Panther movement, which she wore as a symbol of Black pride, courage, and power. Her image with a halo of hair appeared on protest posters after she landed on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

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