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Lady Sara Lou Carter : July 4, 1923 – December 16, 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016  – http://www.guyanagraphic.com
Sara-Lou Carter on the cover of Hue MagazineSara-Lou Carter on the cover of Jet Magazine
Sara-Lou Carter on the cover of Jet MagazineSara-Lou Carter in 2003
 On Friday, December 16, 2016, Lady Sara Lou Carter of Bethesda, Maryland, died peacefully at the age of 93.

Carter was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on July 4, 1923, to James and Esther Harris. After graduating from Bennett College in North Carolina, she taught for a year before moving to New York, where she became a high fashion model breaking many racial barriers and paving the way for women of color that walked the runway after her.    Continue reading

Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated


 Click on the years at the bottom and see the history.  You can read the magazine in its entirety

Here’s something special, especially for those of us
Who have been around for a while.
A keeper that may bring back memories or instruct.
This is Black American History at its best!!!

This entry contains copies of the Jet Magazine
going all the way back to 1950.
Not only do you get the covers of all the issues of Jet Magazine, but you can actually read the issues. Good tool for your children and grandchildren. Please share…   Browse all issues

 1950        1960        1965        1970        1975        1980        1985        1990        1995        2000        2005                ENJOY!!!


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Black History: Sara Lou Harris

FEBRUARY 3, 2011 · 8:00 AM

Black History: Sara Lou Harris

In lieu of it being the start of Black History month, I want to make it a point to not only continue educating myself on my culture’s history but also all of our readers. I firmly believe in paying homage to those who have broken down barriers making even our wildest dreams within reach.

I dedicate today’s post to a woman who made it possible for African Americans to be featured in national advertisements, Sara Lou Harris. Being a model was only one of Harris’s feats she also was an entertainer, an educator and a humanitarian. Born in 1926 to a house painter and a cotton mill worker, Sara Lou became the first African American woman to get a national advertisement and to be featured in NY buyers fashion shows. She also was one of the first 12 ladies to be signed to the first licensed Black modeling agency.

After reading about Harris I was amazed at all of her accomplishments and especially the color barriers that she has broken. She helped change the image of the Black woman and for that I am grateful.



Sarah Lou Harris was married to the late Sir. John Carter. Here is the announcement in the Washington Post regarding the passing of Sir. John on February 23, 2005. Sir John was Guyana’s first Ambassador to the United`States after Independence.

Sarah Lou Harris was married to a Guyanese , the late John Carter. Here is the announcement in the Washington Post regarding the passing of John Carter

Guyanese Ambassador John Carter, 86, Dies < click