Roanne Nesbitt: A Model & Educator

Photo by Yale Joel for Life Magazine (1968).

Not much is known about Roanne Nesbitt, who is arguably most known for her cover on Time magazine (pictured above). She comes from a family of educators and activists and was born in Chicago, Illinois. After extensively modeling in both NYC and Paris, she returned to inner-city Chicago to continue teaching and empowering her community's youth.

Photographed for VOGUE.

Ari Melenciano