Black Beauties: 10 Iconic Vintage Magazine Covers

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  • Eartha Kitt
  • Diana Ross
  • Donyale Luna
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Tyra Banks
  • Yollande Dassaint
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Beverly Johnson
  • Ellen Holly
  • Alek Wek

Eartha Kitt

In honor of Black History Month, we're looking back at some of the most iconic magazine covers featuring women of color. From fashion It girls Beverly Johnson and Naomi Campbell to Hollywood darlings Eartha Kitt and Dorothy Dandridge, these women were the face of their generation and paved the way for a new crop of Black cover stars to shine. By Metanoya Z. Webb

We wish JET still produced covers like this. Eartha Kitt was styled provocatively, but still tastefully, on the magazine’s Love in Africa, July 31, 1952 issue.

(Photo: JET Magazine, July 1952)

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