She has been known as one of the most Beautiful young women who ever attended the great institution of learning, and even now women who receive her in their homes as their equal do not deny her beauty.…
Her manners were those of a person of gentle birth, and her intelligence and ability were recognized alike by her classmates and professors. Her skin was dark but not swarthy. Her hair was black but straight as an Indian’s, and she usually gathered it in a knot at the back of her head. Her eyes were coal black and of piercing brilliancy.
It's this influential woman's birthday! There's a stunning five-part article on her and I think it a must read. It's great article that not only tackles the so-called Yoko problem but puts Yoko at not only the center of the story most commonly told about her, but at the transformation in art and media that took place in the 60's.
There're discussions on it at earth-tone and sex_and_race.