Today’s feature: Black History Month: Bare Vintage Gallery #4: Interracial Interaction!
The overwhelming majority of the photographs posted here during Black History Month, 2021, were made at a time when the different races in this country were segregated (separated) from one another – either by law or simply community practice. This impacted all ethnicities and races, African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic and Indigenous people (Indian or Native American). The pictures here today represent the courage of those defying the law or practice or those with the stamina to take steps to show that different people and races can live in harmony!
The two men above have no problems posing bare together as well as with someone of a different race. There are two pictures of them together, the one above and the one below. Judging from their hairstyles, we determine the timeline of the late 1960s to the early 1970s.
In the image below, they both maintain eye-to-eye contact and exhibit confidence in their shared friendship!
There is no question that the same duo in the above pictures have any concern in posing together, despite their racial identities being different. In the photo below, they maintain their eye-contact and at the same time openly and proudly share their complete nudity!
The couple above cuddle close together sharing the same bed. A very suggestive scene for this particular time in this country’s history as the laws and restrictions banning interactions between the two races were being opposed by not only the federal government but by tolerant individuals from all walks of life. The hairstyle of the White guy suggests the middle 1960s.
One thing for certain, the pool these guys enjoyed wasn’t open to the public during the timeline suggested by the early 1960s hairstyles. The strict laws enforcing the segregation of the different races would never have allowed the participants to be together at the same pool location. The above photograph would have to have been created in a private setting. These men were very brave!
Author’s Note: The next posting here is planned for Sunday, February 28, 2021 and the proposed topic is Bottoms-Up! February, 2021!