LESSONS IN BLACK HISTORY – Black Playboy Playmates


BLACK PLAYBOY PLAYMATESPlayboy magazine began publishing in 1954, and became known for its provocative photos of beautiful women sans clothing. For over a decade, Playboy’s definition of beauty did not include black women, until Jennifer Jackson became the first black Playboy Playmate of the Month (March 1965). Four years later, Jeanne Bell (October 1969) became the second African-American woman to shed her clothes as the magazine’s centerfold, followed by Azizi Johari (June 1975) and Roseanne Katon (September 1978). While all of this may seem a bit ridiculous in the broad scheme of things, the appearance of these four women meant a great deal to many people (especially young boys like me, flipping through the pages of Playboy).


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: