2/4: Black Beauty Archives: Decolonizing The Archive

Join Black Beauty Archives Founder Camille Lawrence, Celebrity MUA Michela Wariebi, and Mixtape Museum Founder Regan Sommer McCoy as they discuss the importance of documenting Black histories of beauty, culture, and identity formation. RSVP here.

BBA Mission Statement: Curated from the hearts and minds of Black women, the Black Beauty Archives encompasses the history of our past, documents the present while imagining the future. Our mission is to preserve, document and celebrate the history of Black Beauty through cosmetics and beauty culture.

Objects include rare vintage beauty ads, magazines, press photos, stamps, and beauty tools. Exclusive oral histories from beauty professionals and creatives alike are added to our collection on a bimonthly basis. BBA will continue to add to these collections, expanding our archival holdings to reflect the dynamic aesthetics of Black Beauty.

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