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Robin Givhan: Eunice Johnson Refused To Be Hemmed In

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Eunice Johnson transformed a small charity fashion show for a New Orleans hospital, organized at the behest of Dillard University in 1956, into a traveling extravaganza and fundraising force. Her efforts tapped into the desires of a marginalized black community to declare itself fabulous.

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