|Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson, circa 1972 (Property of R. Alexander, all rights reserved)|
My father's family is from Dallas county, Alabama. During the 1960's and early 1970's my cousin Betty attended Tuskegee (Institute) University. While there she met a group of college students, including Milan Williams and Tom Joyner. Milan was the keyboardist for a college band, The Commodores. Milan and Betty dated for quite some time and eventually became engaged, though they never married. The Commodores signed to Motown and opened for the Jackson 5 while touring in the early 1970's possibly 1972. This is when I suspect this photo was taken. They are inside an airplane enjoying a quick relaxing moment with someone who may be their tour manager.
This picture find was so phenomenally awesome to me that I just had to share it on the blog.