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15 Incredible Vintage Photos of Black Majorettes

• Aug 1, 2016

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.

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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About 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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laila
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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

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

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

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