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Ebony Magazine 65th Anniversary Covers

Last week I shared with you an iconic Ebony magazine cover of Mary J. Blige as Diana Ross. Ebony magazine is celebrating its 65th anniversary with a special look at 12 of its most iconic covers. Editors of the publication asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past. See more tribute covers after the break.

Blair Underwood as Sidney Poitier

Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King

John Legend as Duke Ellington

Jurnee Smollett as Lena Horne

Lamman Rucker as Richard Roundtree

Nia Long as Dorothy Dandridge

Omar Epps as Muhammad Ali

Regina King as Eartha Kitt

Taraji Henson as Diahann Carol

Yolanda Adams as Mahalia Jackson

And finally, Usher Raymond looking oh so fly as Sammy Davis Jr.

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