"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”
She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
It’s wild that she describes herself through life as not being pretty. I think she’s gorgeous. Especially when she was acting and singing. But when Hollywood was looking for Lena Horne and Marylin Monroe, I can see her feeling that way after being described as being too black
Sam Ntiro (Tanzania, 1923-1993)
Top: Working on a Winding Road
Bottom: Log-cutting in the Forest
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Alice Coachman Davis who passed away on July 14, 2014.
Specializing in high jump, Davis became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal at the 1948 London games, aged 25.She was also the only female American athlete to win gold in track and field at the same tournament.
Davis, who suffered a stroke in recent months, died aged 90 in her hometown of Albany, Georgia.
Eckhart Tolle (via beherenowandzen)
This is so key.