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Naomi Sims, among first black models, dies at 61 – USATODAY.com


Very sad to hear of this courageous, pioneering African-American woman who braved racism and paved the way for black women to be models, has died from breast cancer at such an early age of 61. Very, very sad, she deserved better and a longer life.

NEW YORK (AP) — “Naomi Sims, the barrier-breaking African-American fashion model who in 1968 became the first black model to appear on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal, has died. She was 61.

Sims, said by some to be the first black supermodel, died Saturday of cancer in Newark, New Jersey, her son Bob Findlay told The New York Times. It had been decades since she left the runway to become an author and launch her own beauty empire…”

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