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Author Pellum, Kimberly Brown, author.

Title Black Beauties [electronic resource] : African American Pageant Queens in the Segregated South / Kimberly Brown Pellum PhD.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc., [2020]


Description 1 online resource (144 pages)
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Summary In 1984, Vanessa Williams broke the race barrier to become Miss America, but she was not the first Black woman to wear a pageant crown. Black beauty pageants created a distinctive and celebrated cultural tradition during some of the most dismal times in the country's racial history. With the rise of the civil rights and Black Pride movements, pageantry also represented a component of social activism. Professor Kimberly Pellum explores this glamourous and profound history with contributions by dozens of former contestants who share their personal experiences.
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Subject African American women college students -- Social life and customs.
African American women -- Social life and customs.
Beauty contestants -- Southern States.
Beauty contests -- Southern States -- History.
Racism in popular culture -- Southern States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Dunlap, Ericka, writer of foreword.
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ISBN 9781439668917 (epub)
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