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Girls In White Dresses

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Described both as a "marriage market" for African-American teenage girls and a celebration of "our kind of people," debutante balls historically have given middle- to upper-class African Americans a way to associate with other African Americans who have attained a similar educational, economic, and social status in their communities. Documents the 2009 debutante ball in Oxnard, California. Six young women between the ages of 16 and 19 tell their "coming out" stories.

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