Miss Black America Pagaent Revived After 15-Year Hiatus

October 5, 2015

After 15 years of absence, the Miss Black America pageant national beauty competition that featured past contestants such as Oprah Winfrey and Toni Braxton has been revived. The announcement was made at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.

In addition to bringing back the pageant after a 15-year absence, organizers will now offer a Little Miss Black America pageant for ages 9-12 and Miss Black America Teen pageant for ages 13-17. The Miss Black America pageant is open to women ages 18-29.

“We are concerned with replacing negative images with positive images,” Anderson said. “We want to expose the contestants to a variety of environments that are available to them.”

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“I don’t think there was less of a need from 1995 until now, but there is certainly an exaggerated need now,” said Aleta Anderson, executive producer for the pageant.