Tag Archives: Liberian Fashion

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 children. As a young child she was paralyzed by polio, and contracted both scarlet fever and double pneumonia. Many doctors felt she would never walk again, yet she always believed otherwise. … Continue reading

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The Sahara II Vest

The Sahara II Vest This structured vest is accentuated with a recyclable rope detail along the waistline and sleeves. The wide neckline and squared off V-neck create a soft and alluring structure. Coupled with a fitted silhouette and scooped sides, … Continue reading

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The Akan Jacket

This structured jacket is accentuated with a recyclable rope detail along the waistline and neckline. Coupled with a fitted silhouette and scooped sides, the Akan jacket can be as conservative or as sexy as you make it. Did you know … Continue reading

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The Little Cakewalkers

[Siblings Rudy and Fredy Walker performing the ‘Cakewalk’ in France. ‘A History of African American Theatre’ by Errol G. Hill and James V. Hatch.] The Cakewalk became a popular stage act for expert dancers as well as a craze in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Mary Fields (aka “Stagecoach Mary”)

Today we remember Mary Fields, also known as “Stagecoach Mary.” She was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service. Even … Continue reading

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The Simplicity of Pencils & Erasers

Remember when we were little, just starting out school and we wrote in our 2A, 2B and 2D exercise books with those fancy pencils with erasers on their bottom? We could easily erase whatever mistake we made as we wrote … Continue reading

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