Today In History We Honor Hugh Hefner: Playboy Activist and Rebel
‘Born April 9, 1926, in Chicago, IL, Hugh Hefner is a person of substance. He believes in equality and justice for all, especially during the time of the civil rights movement. Alex Haley wrote for Playboy Magazine and during his time there, he had written ‘ROOTS.’ Dick Gregory got his major start by performing for the Playboy Clubs. Hugh Hefner allowed artists like Josh White, Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Davis, Jr. and groups such as The Gateway Singers and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross who were of mixed racial groups, to perform on his show Playboy After Dark. Hugh Hefner was the recipient of the NAACP Image Award and presented by Jim Brown.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last published article was featured inside Playboy Magazine and was edited by Corretta Scott King.
(photo: Hugh Hefner CARTER™ Magazine Cover)
- CARTER Magazine
April 9, 2014

Today In History We Honor Hugh Hefner: Playboy Activist and Rebel

‘Born April 9, 1926, in Chicago, IL, Hugh Hefner is a person of substance. He believes in equality and justice for all, especially during the time of the civil rights movement. Alex Haley wrote for Playboy Magazine and during his time there, he had written ‘ROOTS.’ Dick Gregory got his major start by performing for the Playboy Clubs. Hugh Hefner allowed artists like Josh White, Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Davis, Jr. and groups such as The Gateway Singers and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross who were of mixed racial groups, to perform on his show Playboy After Dark. Hugh Hefner was the recipient of the NAACP Image Award and presented by Jim Brown.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last published article was featured inside Playboy Magazine and was edited by Corretta Scott King.

(photo: Hugh Hefner CARTER™ Magazine Cover)

- CARTER Magazine

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    Way to go Hef!
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    Love you Hef!
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    Now THIS is a bit of Black history that is never taught in school!
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    Love this human
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    So handsome, that Hugh 🙈
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    I really love this picture of Hef