Gloria Hendry

1949 – present Actor In her 1973 role as Bond Girl Rosie Carver in “Live and Let Die,” Hendry became the first Black American woman romantically involved with Agent 007. When “Live and Let Die” was released in South Africa, her love scenes with Roger Moore were censored out  by the apartheid government.  Hendry went on to […]

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Aida Overton Walker

1880 – 1914 Dancer / Choreographer / Singer One of the first Black choreographers on the American stage.  Among the first international Black stars, she toured Europe with Bert Williams and her husband, George Walker, in the hit musicals they wrote and produced. Following George Walker’s illness and death, in 1911, she kept working, frequently […]

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Black History Did You Know? Moment: Glynn Turman

Did You Know? Glynn Turman co-starred at age 12 as Travis Younger in the original 1959 Broadway stage production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The classic stars Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Louis Gossett Jr., Lonnie Elder III, and John Fiedler. Today, Glynn Turman is an actor, writer, […]

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