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So many women you left out; such as Sara Lou Harris Carter, Dorothea Towles-Church (the 1st black woman credited as being able to earn an entire living in modeling). Both ladies were models in the late ’40s; And Naomi Sims, a pioneer who paved the way for women of a darker hue to embody beauty. She’s credited in the late 60s. These are just a few. Unfortunately humanity has a short memory. We owe it to ourselves to continue to remember who truly came before. That will prevent us from making the same mistakes and also from forming an inflated ego. Titles don’t matter. It’s self-gratifying to say the 1st this or that. What is more affirming is to embrace and honor the work by building long lasting legacies and to continue to speak about it throughout the generations.
I agree with Destiny Sun Child. Also, how could you have possibly forgotten the beautiful Jayne Kennedy? I believe she was the first black model that had an exercise video.
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