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Did You Watch your 50th Miss Black America Pageant & Black History TV Special?
Rare footage includes Pageant Founder J. Morris Anderson, Oprah Winfrey, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Bernadette Stanis, Muhammad Ali, The Jackson Five, Rev Jesse Jackson, Fred Williamson, the Miss Black Americas of All Time and more.
Cameo appearances by Method Man, Joe, Redman, Ja Rule, Anthony Anderson. Mike Zombie led the Celebrity Packed Judges Pan. Stay tuned for more!
"When I Grow Up I Wanna Be Miss Black America!"
Miss Black America Pageant Founder, Sr. Executive Producer and Philanthropist, J. Morris Anderson
J. Morris Anderson created the Miss Black America Stage for his daughters and yours. Register today!
Which City Will Welcome Your Next Miss Black America Pageant? Stay Tuned!
From the time J. Morris Anderson first created and produced the Miss Black America Pageant on August 17, 1968 until the present, there has always been one major question asked: Why should there be a Miss Black America Pageant since there is already a Miss America Pageant? Always, the answer has been:
“To provide a forum for the Black Man to say his wife is mentally, spiritually, and physically beautiful the same as the white man has a forum through which to say his woman is beautiful.”
The MBA Pageant has always provided a stage on which the Black woman could display her talent; a platform on which she could air her views; and, a pedestal from where she could reign as a universal symbol of pride and dignity.
However, once a Black newspaper asked “Why should there be a Miss Black America Pageant since the Miss America Pageant now accepts Black women?” The response was: “You wouldn't suggest closing your Black newspaper simply because a major white daily published a story about a Black, would you?”
Three decades of Producing the Miss Black America Pageant and TV Special has opened many avenues to Black women and wiped away many negative images that have been beholden by Black people in general. A Black woman who became Miss America was asked how she felt being Miss America, and being Black. She responded: “Black is the least that I am."