BLACK VOICES
05/08/2014 11:08 am ET Updated May 08, 2014

Our All-Time Favorite JET Magazine Covers Will Totally Make You Smile (PHOTOS)

We were bummed, to say the least, to hear that after 63 years JET magazine has decided to shutter its print edition. While the publication still plans to keep us abreast of happenings in the black community via the web, we'll miss holding those iconic issues in our hands.

With that said, in celebration of Throwback Thursday we're paying homage to JET by looking back at some of its most amazing covers. One glance that these covers and it's clear to see that JET has created a legacy within the magazine industry that will never be forgotten.

Check 'em out...and let us know what your favorite covers are in the comments section.

  • July 31, 1952: Eartha Kitt
    JET
  • March 10, 1955: Dorothy Dandridge
    JET
  • March 3, 1962: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    JET
  • December 24, 1970: The Jackson Five
    JET
  • January 14, 1971: Flip Wilson
    JET
  • February 10, 1972: Shirly Chisholm
    JET
  • May 11, 1972: Huey P. Newton
    JET
  • February 1, 1973: Marvin Gaye
    JET
  • March 15, 1973: Cicely Tyson
    JET
  • August 9, 1973: Pam Grier
    JET
  • July 11, 1974: Eartha Kitt, Jayne Kennedy and Freda Payne
    JET
  • April 3, 1975: Diahann Carroll
    JET
  • Decemeber 9, 1976: Donna Summer
    JET
  • February 17, 1977: Muhammad Ali
    JET
  • March 31, 1977: Michael Jackson
    JET
  • September 29, 1977: Richard Pryor
    JET
  • May 18, 1978: Diana Ross
    JET
  • October 26, 1978: "The Wiz" cast
    JET
  • May 31, 1983: Bill Cosby
    JET
  • December 6, 1982: Chaka Khan
    JET
  • May 14, 1983: Grace Jones
    JET
  • October 31, 1983: Iman
    JET
  • January 16, 1984: Eddie Murphy
    JET
  • June 30, 1986: Sade
    JET
  • October 26, 1987: Lisa Bonet
    JET
  • November 5, 1990: Whitney Houston
    JET
  • December 14, 2009: Jennifer Hudson
    JET
  • June 7, 2010: Erykah Badu
    JET
  • February 6, 2012: Spike Lee
    JET
  • September 3, 2012: Gabrielle Douglas
    JET

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