"Years ago I wanted to buy an apartment in New York City. I was a single female - I had gone through my divorce - I had three children, I was in a show business and black. It was, like, impossible."
"I don't judge people by their sexual orientation or the color of their skin, so I find it really hard to identify someone by saying that they're a gay person or a black person or a Jewish person."
Diana Ernestine Earle Ross, "Female Entertainer of the Century", started her career as a founding member of The Supremes (via). The Supremes were a symbol of "changing race relations and the breaking of racial barriers" as they challenged the centuries-old stereotypes of black women. They became both style icons and role models (via).
Weekend Supremes Link Pack:
- Where did your love go: watch
- The Happening: watch & watch
- Love is like an itching in my heart: watch
- I hear a symphony: watch
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