My Black History: ESSENCE Readers' Old-School Pics
'My Black History Month' Photo Upload Contest
"This photograph represents the timeless sisterhood that has always existed...
"This photograph represents the timeless sisterhood that has always existed between the many generations of women in my family. My mother, Norgina Wright Penn, my grandmother Allegra Merry Wright, and my second cousin Roalene Phillips, posed for this photo many year ago as they celebrated a joint business together. Two of them have long since gone on to heaven and the third, Ms. Phillips, continues to keep their legacy of fierce and fabulous womanhood alive within our family." -- Charli Penn