Monday, November 19, 2007

Ebony show celebrates 50 years of breaking barriers, launching careers

Excerpt from article on Ebony Fashion Fair:
"It was a breakthrough," Jackson says. "I didn't realize that there were African-American models of that stature. It was another indication that we could do things. You didn't have to be a teacher or a secretary or a nurse, which were the predominant professions for black women who were college-trained."

Jackson, 61, a principal leadership coach, will preside over the 50th Anniversary of the Ebony Fashion Fair in Detroit as general chair with the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., which is hosting the show at the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Sunday.

In its 50 years, the Fashion Fair has raised more than $55 million for African-American organizations nationwide. Last year, the Detroit show raised more than $30,000 for scholarship and public service programs run by the Detroit chapter.

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