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kimberly brown pellum

Kimberly Brown Pellum

Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum is an assistant professor of history at Florida A&M University and Founding Director of MuseumofBlackBeauty.com, an interactive digital history initiative. She specializes in the history of 20th Century African American women, image making, southern culture and freedom. Her most recent book is Black Beauties: African American Pageant Queens in the Segregated South. Connect with her via @thehistoryconsultants on Instagram.

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