Last February, I told you about Mary Alexander, one of Coke’s first African American models. I just came across a video from an event we had at the World of Coke in her honor where she told the entire story of how she came from Ball Play, Alabama to Clark College in Atlanta where she modeled for Coke ads in 1955.

In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to share this video clip of Mrs. Alexander in her own words telling her story of how nervous she was at the modeling audition, and how difficult it was to convince her father to allow her, his youngest daughter, to model! Enjoy!