Black and Beautiful

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HarperCollins, Feb 6, 2001 - Social Science - 284 pages
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From Ophelia DeVore in the 1940's and today's Tyra Banks, Grace Jones, and Naomi Campbell, Black and Beautiful highlights more than sixty years of the Black fashion model's triumphs and struggles. Barbara Summers, a Ford Model for seventeen years, interviewed dozens of models and selected more than 250 photos for this landmark publication.  Celebrating the strength and style of these fascinating women and their groundbreaking careers, this book is a gorgeous tribute to the beauty of Black women everywhere.

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Barbara Summers is the editor of the bestseller I Dream A World:Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America and author of a collection of short stories, Nouvelle Soul, and the novel The Price You Pay. Her own story as a model is one of many told in Black and Beautiful

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