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Women Who Rock: Vision. Passion. Power.

Collection Highlights – African American Artists

  • LaVern Baker: Dress, c. 1965
  • Mahalia Jackson: Topeka, Kansas concert poster, 1962
  • Mary Wilson of the Supremes: Green Petals dress, 1968
  • Queen Latifah: African print outfit, c. 1989
  • Rihanna: American Music Awards performance outfit, 2008
  • Ruth Brown: Hairspray dress, 1988
  • Janelle Monáe Jacket and Shoes, 2010
  • Alicia Keys Outfit, 2008
  • Janet Jackson Outfit, c. 1989
  • Donna Summer Outfit, 1991
  • Tina Turner Dress, 1996
  • Tina Turner Dress, 1984
  • Odetta Dress, c. 1968
  • Odetta Acoustic Guitar and Case
  • Mavis Staples of the Staple Singers Dress, c. 1975
  • Darlene Love Dress, c. 1981
  • Darlene Love- Hep Magazine, February 1966
  • Mary Wilson of the Supremes Dresses, 1968
  • Shirley Alston-Reeves of the Shirelles Dress, c. 1965
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe photo with Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra, 1938
  • Ma Rainey: The Famous Alabama Minstrels Tent Show Poster, c. 1922
  • Bessie Smith session cards
    • Billie Holiday Fox-Fur Stole, c. 1948
    • Aretha Franklin:
      • Southern Christian Leadership Conference Benefit Concert Poster, 1967
      • I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Album Proof Sheet, 1967
      • Aretha Franklin Dressing Room Door Note, c. 1985
      • Aretha Franklin Appointment Book, 1981
      • Aretha Franklin Dress, 1979
      • Aretha Franklin Dress, 2007
      • “I Heard It through the Grapevine,” 1966
      • “Rhythm of the Freeway” Demo Cassette
      • Aretha Franklin Tape Box, c. 1975

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