Hot on the heels of the popular television series "Mad Men," NBC producers are capitalizing on the recent trend of '60s-era shows with their new drama series, "The Playboy Club. Everyone is hoping it gets canceled," adding that she thought the show was "cheap" and "demoralizing. Not every former employee of the landmark club has the same sentiments as Miller. For pioneering pinup Jennifer Jackson, who became the first black playmate in March , the show brought back a few memories.
The late Playboy chief Hugh Hefner made no bones about his preference for white, blond women. That said, Hefner and his magazine were an important platform for the civil rights movement and gave far more prominence to people of color than some of Playboy 's peers. Martin Luther King Jr. The magazine also had its first solo black cover star—African-American model Darine Stern, who was featured on the cover of the October issue— three years before America's Vogue magazine did the same. And six years before Stern's appearance, Playboy featured its first black playmate, Jennifer Jackson. Jackson was photographed nude for Playboy 's March issue, becoming the first African-American woman to be featured as a centerfold in Hefner's magazine. In a interview with The Huffington Post , Jackson said the significance of her role in breaking down racial boundaries did not dawn on her at the time.
Jennifer Jackson born February 6, is an American model who was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the March issue. Hirsch High School in She is the daughter of Clynell Jackson, Sr.