Beyond Borders in the Archives: Marjorie Stewart Joyner

Beyond Borders in the Archives is a series that explores the Chicago Public Library archives and special collections and uncovers treasures! This series was produced as part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season. 

Marjorie Stewart Joyner

Joyner founded several professional beautician organizations and planned trips to Haiti in 1952, Western Europe in 1954 and 1956, and West Africa in the early 1960s for them. The trips helped African American beauticians to learn the latest methods and fashions in beauty culture, and also succeeding in presenting a respectable, international example of African American womanhood.