Vogue Magazine has made history by putting two African American women on the cover for two months in a row. Beyonce appeared in September, followed by Lupita Nyong’o in the latest (October) issue.
With the recent surge of more Black women on reputable magazine covers like Vogue, it prompts one to consider those who paved the way to diversify what people see when they look at magazine stands.
While diversity is still a work in progress, some of the top Black models, music artists, and entertainers are changing the definition of ‘cover’ quality beauty.
From Beverly Johnson to Beyonce, whether past or present, each cover represents a pivotal moment for not just women of color, but all women in general.
Here’s a look at 20 of the hottest Vogue covers featuring black women: