02/07/2013 11:08 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Supremes Meet Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother: Black History Photo Of The Day (PHOTO)

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. And what better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots of time that represent the struggle and triumph of African-Americans through the years?

As part of our Black History Month coverage, we will be featuring one photo a day that honors years of groundbreaking achievements within the black community. These photos bring tears to our eyes, instill pride in our hearts and motivate us to carry on the legacy of strength and perseverance.

Today's photo was taken on November 18, 1968 at the London Palladium. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, went backstage to meet Diana Ross and The Supremes after a Royal Variety Performance. The trio joined the ranks of other black entertainers who performed for the royal family, including Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr.

With 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, The Supremes hold the title of America's most successful vocal group blazing the trail for future acts like En Vogue, TLC and Destiny's Child.

Take a look at the photo and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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