Black beauty pageants of the 60s – “a political statement” – BBC News

London’s Afro-Caribbean community set up beauty pageants of their own during the 1960s at a time when mainstream notions of beauty largely shunned dark skin and afro hairstyles. Dan Damon found out more from Renée Mussai, the curator of a new exhibition in London, featuring photographs by the mastermind behind the pageant, Raphael Albert.

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