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50th Anniversary T-Shirt - June 1970

Designer: Shop Essence

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Please Note: Please Note: This item is made to order from our Exclusive 50th Anniversary Collection and is available for a LIMITED TIME only.

This item will ship between July 20th and July 31st.

Since our beginning, ESSENCE has recognized the many complexities of the Black female experience including motherhood and having conversations with our children about race.  This concept was illustrated by a calm toddler hugging a confident woman with a full Afro on the cover of our second issue.  The accompanying article [“How to Tell Your Child about Race”] was penned by future award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

Models: Both models are uncredited.  *Though the adult model is believed to be actress Tamara Dobson, I have not been able to confirm.

Issue: June 1970