Classic Ladies of Color

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Anna May Wong as interpreted by fashion designer Anna Sui for the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. 

Anna May Wong as interpreted by fashion designer Anna Sui for the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion

I'll Always Love You
Brenda Holloway

Brenda Holloway’s “I’ll Always Love You” was released as a single on Motown’s Tamla Records division in 1964.

Actress Elsa Aguirre

Actress Elsa Aguirre

My Old Flame
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (with Ivie Anderson on Vocals)

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Recorded May 9, 1934

Setsuko Hara photographed in 1938

Setsuko Hara photographed in 1938

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La Lupe performing “El Carbonero” on Una Hora Contigo

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So What Do You Do, Terrie Williams, Author, Activist and Public Relations Strategist? - Mediabistro

Actress Gertrude Howard in the movie, Conspiracy (1930).

Actress Gertrude Howard in the movie, Conspiracy (1930).

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Actress Wu Lizchu in a supporting role in Greedy Neighbors (1933).

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Rita Moreno on WEST SIDE STORY