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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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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