Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Black History Month - John & Eunice Johnson


We kicked off our celebration of Black History month last week by paying tribute to our President and First Lady, Mr. & Mrs. Barack and Michelle Obama.  This week we will keep it going with another Chicago power couple, Mr. & Mrs. John & Eunice Johnson. 

Their contribution to African-American history showed African-Americans that they too are beautiful, and to show the world.  In the late 1940's they founded Johnson Publishing Co., and launched Ebony and Jet, magazines that helped black folks shape positive self-images during the days of segregated America. Billed as “the world’s largest traveling fashion show” Fashion Fair kicked off in 1958. Giving black models a chance to showcase and give black audiences a chance to see designer apparel in fund-raising shows staged in small towns and big cities across America.

They found potential in a unknown model, Pat Cleveland who if not for her paving the way for models today, there will be no Naomi Campbell, and Tyra Banks.

The Real Wives of Chicago will like to honor, Mr. & Mrs. John & Eunice Johnson, Thank You for your Contribution!

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