*For their 65-year anniversary, Ebony magazine takes readers back on an aesthetic time machine with current celebrities redoing past iconic covers of the famous Black magazine.
Usher relives the in-motion pose of Sammy Davis, Jr. on the April 1966 issue of Ebony.
Mary J. Blige channels her inner Diana Ross for her cover of this month’s issue, which looks identical to Ross’s October 1975 cover.
Samuel L. Jackson imitates the powerful image of Martin Luther King, Jr. on his In-Memoriam May 1968 issue.
Other tribute covers include John Legend as Duke Ellington, Nia Long as Dorothy Dandridge, Lamman Rucker as Richard Roundtree, Yolanda Adams as Mahalia Jackson and more.