March 1, 2011

Celebrating Black History Through Fashion - My final thoughts


Me, at age 4, sitting in the iconic wicker chair (a photography staple in the '80s)



And just like that *snapping fingers*, Black History Month 2011 is officially over. 

I want to give a BIG thanks to all that submitted photos for the "Celebrating Black History Through Fashion" blog series!!

I really enjoyed the switch this year to reader submissions.  It was an opportunity for all of us to share our favorite family photos and stories. It also allowed us to see how, when it comes to fashion, everything comes full circle - from nautical styles to jumpsuits to pussycat bow blouses. 

The history of black fashion is not necessarily much different from that of any other American demographic. For we are all influenced by the same trends. And that, my friends, is why I love the "Celebrating Black History Through Fashion" blog series (click HERE to view the entire series).  For it is our similarities that unites us as a people and as a country.

And remember: although Black History month only occurs once a year, you are free to celebrate Black history as well as your own family history 365 days a year.  So, continue to dig out those old photos, share them with family and learn the stories behind them. You will most certainly appreciate the knowledge and self-awareness that you obtain.

As Aristotle said, "knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom".

True indeed, Aristotle. True indeed.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Swa-Rai said...

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March 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Swa-Rai said...

I can't, you are giving me too much diva right now...

March 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Kim {The Stylish Life} said...

How cute were you!!! Adorable! Ahh yes, the wicker chair pictures I think Al Green started that trend, lol. This was a great series and an eloquent wrap up!

March 1, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Andrea @LuvSunflower said...

Nikia,

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your 80's picture. Truly adorable!!

With this theme you've proven how important and precious our pictures (history) is to us.

Again, thank you.

March 1, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous tembisboutique said...

such a cutie in your wicker chair....but i adore the barretts in your hair, mommy kept u color coordinated...a young fashionista in the making!!!

March 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM  

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