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Black history fact, at around 711 C.E. ( A.D. ) , the African Moors, introduced the common bath to Europeans. They also introduced the use of undergarments and linen wear.

Black history fact, at around 711 C.E. ( A.D. ) , the African Moors, introduced the common bath to Europeans. They also introduced the use of undergarments and linen wear.

Dress designed by Ann Lowe, New York City, 1958. Belonged to Patricia Penrose Schieffer, wife of CBS News' Bob Schieffer. Silk, tulle, linen, metal, and elastic. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane.

Dress designed by Ann Lowe, New York City, 1958. Belonged to Patricia Penrose Schieffer, wife of CBS News' Bob Schieffer. Silk, tulle, linen, metal, and elastic. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane.

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PATULLO-JO COPELAND DRESS. ~Latest African Fashion, African Prints, African fashion styles, African clothing, Nigerian style, Ghanaian fashion, African women dresses, African Bags, African shoes, Nigerian fashion, Ankara, Aso okè, Kenté, brocade. DK

Worse than history being forever altered, are the words used to forever alter perceptions imbrued in stereotypical fears.

Worse than history being forever altered, are the words used to forever alter perceptions imbrued in stereotypical fears.

Jackie Robinson  Courage Grace and Talent; broke the color barrier in 1947 in a move few in human history have had to experience.

Jackie Robinson Courage Grace and Talent; broke the color barrier in 1947 in a move few in human history have had to experience.

Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?

Shocking History: Why Women of Color in the 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair in Public

Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?

The New York Daily News, April 5, 1968 issue. The day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

The New York Daily News, April 5, 1968 issue. The day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

In 1973 when Revlon released its fragrance Charlie, ad campaigns featured models Shelley Hack, Charlie Stember, and, notably, Naomi Sims, making Sims the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.

In 1973 when Revlon released its fragrance Charlie, ad campaigns featured models Shelley Hack, Charlie Stember, and, notably, Naomi Sims, making Sims the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.

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