Beautiful Women From The Past II


1963, Gordon Parks: “Ethel Shariff was the leader of the women’s corps of the Black Muslims, wife of the chief of the elite guard, and daughter of Elijah Muhammad, the spiritual leader of the Black Muslim movement. This image was part of the photographic essay on Malcolm X and the Muslims that ran in LIFE, accompanied by Parks’s essay ‘What Their Cry Means to Me-A Negro’s Own Evaluation.'”