Naomi Sims



Age: 61


Summary: fashion model whose appearance as the first black model on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal in November 1968 was a breakthrough event in the "Black Is Beautiful" movement, and who later designed successful collections of wigs and cosmetics for black women.



Cause of Death: Breast cancer


Born: March 30, 1948


Died: August 1, 2009


Location: Newark, New Jersey