Midcentury Breakthrough: Classic Beauty: Thelma Porter, Miss Subways (New York City) 1948 Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April
Seated full-length portrait of actress Ethel Warwick She sits on a wooden settle and wears a long sleeveless evening gown with a train. Postcard published by Rotary; photograph by Foulsham & Banfield Ref:
Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty.