Florence Roared

This is a picture of Florence Mills in the year 1923. She was born in 1895, her parents had been slaves and lived in a slum of Washington, D.C.. By the age of four, years, old Florence was performing on stage. By the 1920’s, she was the toast of Broadway and London. She was also the very first woman to ever be featured in Vogue. Her trademark song, “I’m a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird” was a protest song against the racial inequality that was rampant in the country. Mills achieved much in her short 31 years of life, I like to imagine what she could have accomplished if she were allowed to live a full life. She died in 1927, her last words were, “I don’t want anyone to cry when I die. I just want to make people happy, always.”
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