How a Harlem fashion show started the ‘Black is Beautiful’ movement

How a Harlem fashion show started the ‘Black is Beautiful’ movement

One day in late January 1962, a group of artists — known as the African Jazz-Art Society & Studios — staged a fashion show in Harlem that would change American culture forever. The event, held in the basement of the Harlem Purple Manor, a popular nightclub on East 125th Street, was called “Naturally ’62” and…

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