By Maxine Leeds Craig

"Black is Beautiful!" The phrases have been the exuberant rallying cry of a iteration of black ladies who threw away their straightening combs and followed a proud new sort they known as the Afro. The Afro, as worn so much famously via Angela Davis, grew to become a veritable icon of the Sixties.

Although the hot attractiveness criteria appeared to come up in a single day, they really had deep roots inside of black groups. Tracing her tale to 1891, while a black newspaper introduced a competition to discover the main attractive girl of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig files how black ladies have negotiated the intersection of race, classification, politics, and private visual appeal of their lives. Craig takes the reader from attractiveness parlors within the Forties to overdue evening political conferences within the Sixties to illustrate the strong effect of social activities at the adventure of way of life. With assets starting from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black energy flow activists and males and females who stood at the sidelines to black well known magazines and the black stream press, Ain't I a good looks Queen? will fascinate these drawn to good looks tradition, gender, category, and the dynamics of race and social movements.

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