Via NY Daily News
Naomi Sims, the first black supermodel, died of cancer Saturday in Newark at age 61, the New York Times reports.
Sims broke barriers when she made the cover of Ladies Home Journal in 1968 — becoming the first black model to do so on a mainstream women’s magazine.
It was a defining achievement for the “Black is Beautiful” movement at the time – and Sims went on to appear on the covers of Life, Cosmopolitan and Essence.
Rest In Peace Naomi Simms
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