Supermodel Beverly Johnson made history in August 1974 as the first African American women chosen for the cover of Vogue.
September 2018 is another first for African American women as over a dozen major magazine publishers have chosen African American Women as their cover models.
Hopefully, this is not just a passing fad. For decades African Americans have been categorized and marginalized as “not as profitable” investments in the media and advertising sectors. Much still needs to be done about their representation in corporate boardrooms and sectors throughout society. Time will tell as more African Americans rise to this occasion and are placed in positions that can help to make our world a better place for all.
USA TODAY has a complete listing and description of all the magazine covers featuring African American women on the September 2018 issues.