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Ep 6 - Rashid Silvera

Episode Summary

From educator at the world's most distinguished educational institutions to fashion model gracing the covers of GQ, Essence & Code Magazines. Rashid Silvera is an educator with an M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School and an Ed. M. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In April of 1983, Silvera became the fourth black male model to appear on the cover of GQ magazine. His appearance would mark the last time an African American male model would appear on a GQ cover. Silvera also appeared on the covers of Essence magazine and *CODE* magazine, and was the first African American male to model for a Polo Ralph Lauren advertisement campaign.

Episode Notes

From educator at the world's most distinguished educational institutions to fashion model gracing the covers of GQ, Essence & Code Magazines.

Rashid Silvera is an educator with an M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School and an Ed. M. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

In April of 1983, Silvera became the fourth black male model to appear on the cover of GQ magazine. His appearance would mark the last time an African American male model would appear on a GQ cover. Silvera also appeared on the covers of Essence magazine and CODE magazine, and was the first African American male to model for a Polo Ralph Lauren advertisement campaign.

In this episode, Rashid talks about his roots, his upbringing and all of the events that led to him to be the first African American male model for Polo Ralph Lauren.

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