The profits from thousands of beauty parlors sustained black colleges and universities. Here, Marjorie Stewart Joyner (seated, center right) is giving a check to Mary McLeod Bethune (seated, center left), president of Bethune-Cookman College, on behalf of the United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association. Eventually, these funds would build the campus dormitory that today bears Joyner’s name.  [source]


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