Donyale Luna became the first black model
in the world to appear on the cover of a major fashion magazine…..the March 1966 British issue of
Vogue. It took another eight years for the magazine’s American counterpart to do the same…..Beverly Johnson in 1974.
With her exotic looks, Donyale quickly rose to fame in the modeling world
with Harper’s Bazaar featuring a sketch of her on the cover of its
January 1965 issue, in addition to a six-page feature of Luna that caused
advertisers in the south to pull advertising, with some readers actually