Black Dandyism: a Cultural History, an interview with Monica L. Miller, Part II


Soldiers of the highly decorated 369th Infantry Regiment, commonly referred to as the Harlem Hellfighters, upon their return from fighting in WWI in 1919. The soldiers were awarded the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action. Left to right. Front row: Pvt. Ed Williams, Herbert Taylor, Pvt. Leon Fraitor, Pvt. Ralph Hawkins. Back Row: Sgt. H. D. Prinas, Sgt. Dan Storms, Pvt. Joe Williams, Pvt. Alfred Hanley, Cpl. T. W. Taylor. Unknown photographer / US National Archives

In part two of this two part series, we continue to explore the history of the black dandy into the 20th and 21st centuries with Monica L. Miller, author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity.

Additional Reading

  • Miller, Monica L. Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.