We don’t need Black History Month to know about swirling black women throughout history. But since it is February, and I like history I thought it proper to revisit some stories I came across in the annals of Jet Magazine, a Johnson Publications Some are mind blowing, some are very nice and everything in between. I appreciate these vintage issues of Jet because that is largely how black America got its news. Most of the stories are interracial or swirling related. I found some of these tidbits of news very informative even by today’s standards. They were probably a big deal at the time. Enjoy these tidbits of swirling and history.
1000 Witness Marriage Between Actors Raymond Stough and Beatrice Williams in Chicago – Jet Magazine, July 17, 1952 Wowzers!
Actress Hilda Simms and husband Richard Angerola. Jet Mag Mar 19, 1953 p.29
Cleo Laine Marries Johnny Dankworth in London – Jet Magazine, April 10, 1958.
You can see the website of Dame Cleo and the late Sir John Dankworth here. She has a Facebook page album that has many many wonderful photos! There were really young on this pic. Enjoy
Elizabeth Knowles & Australian hubby Raymond Bridges Jet Mag. Apr 11, 1968.
Interracial Marriage Will Be Common One Day, Says Adam Clayton Powell – Jet Magazine, September 18, 1952. Looks like Adam was right!
Interracial Couple from Earlham College Finally Weds (Grace Cunningham and Robert McAllester) – Jet Magazine, June 19, 1952
Simmons College Senior Joan Allen Weds British Scientist Roger Franklin – Jet Magazine, July 16, 1953
Singer June Richmond marries Frenchman Guy Provence in Paris, France. Jet Magazine, February 11, 1954
Marlon Brando and actress Lena Torrance. Jet Magazine June 17, 1954
Joyce Owens marries white Brit Roy Elliot. Joyce is the daughter of Dinah Lee and Englishman Percy Owens. Jet Magazine, March 4, 1954.
FB friend Kirk Lemieux sent me the link to Richard’s obituary which reveals that they moved to and lived in St. Thomas, the US Virgin Islands.
That adorable little baby grew up to be a prominent attorney in St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands).