As, I men­tioned in my pre­vi­ous arti­cle on black dance squads, black march­ing band cul­ture is sim­ply unmatched. It’s unique in style, sound and essence. While perus­ing the net, I recent­ly came across these fan­tas­tic vin­tage images of black majorettes on the Black Girls R Every­thing Tum­blr and instant­ly was blown away.

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This is the band for Alexander School on 5/12/ 1955. They were reordered 5/28/1963 for Judy Tyler. No names are noted. Scanned using 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 black and white Kodak Safety negative (Level 2 : slight edge curl.)
This is the band for Alexan­der School on 5/12/ 1955. They were reordered 5/28/1963 for Judy Tyler. No names are not­ed. Scanned using 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 black and white Kodak Safe­ty neg­a­tive (Lev­el 2 : slight edge curl.)
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Ten­nessee State majorettes 1954 Source
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Texas South­ern Uni­ver­si­ty Ocean of Soul 1970s

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Vera Mulkey, 1952 Anderson High School Austin, Texas Source
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Black Girl Mag­ic is noth­ing new. We’ve been doing this!

Rinny

Tex­an by birth, Los Ange­leno by sit­u­a­tion. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Come­di­an by trade. Mac­a­roni and Cheese con­nois­seur by appetite.

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3 Comments on "15 Incredible Vintage Photos of Black Majorettes"

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Youngin girl

Yes, Black majorette bands are unique. Espe­cial­ly when it comes to danc­ing??

Jess

Love this.…my mom was the first black majorette in her town!!! She grad­u­at­ed in 1967…loves to tell me her “fea­ture twirler” sto­ries.

laila

wow these women are sooo stun­ning, #BLACKGIRLMAGIC! on a side not, i have a sug­ges­tion ‚could you please do an arti­cle about ele­gant wedding/ princess updos on type 4 hair? i’ve come across a few on youtube. I’ll share the links here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtUGLyjN1nk

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