At Black Then, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us a piece of black history that is often not covered in textbooks, in history classes, or shown in the media.
In a photo that we found on Black History Album , we see this great image called “African American College Queen Contestants” . The picture shows Howard University queen contestants sitting on a couch in 1947.
Addison Scurlock, photographer.
Source: Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.