By Maxine Leeds Craig
Although the recent good looks criteria appeared to come up in a single day, they really had deep roots inside black groups. Tracing her tale to 1891, while a black newspaper introduced a competition to discover the main appealing girl of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig records 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 Nineteen Forties to past due evening political conferences within the Sixties to illustrate the robust impact of social routine at the adventure of everyday life. With resources starting from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black energy flow activists and ladies and men who stood at the sidelines to black renowned magazines and the black move press, Ain't I a good looks Queen? will fascinate these drawn to good looks tradition, gender, classification, and the dynamics of race and social movements.
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Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race: Culture, Social Movements, and the Politics of Race by Maxine Leeds Craig