With a wink or a nod or a shake of their hips, they acted out fantastic stories filled with whispers and secrets. They played with myths, created legends, and entertained audiences around the world. From the turn of the twentieth century to its last few decades, a striking lineup of breathtaking black women have dazzled us with their energy, talent, and style. Lavishly illustrated, "Brown Sugar" is filled with the stories of America's black female superstars: Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, fought hard, drank hard, ...

Brown Sugar 1990, Da Capo Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306803802

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