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Hair Story

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Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a "free" person to the 1998 uproar over a White third-grade teacher's reading of the book "Nappy Hair," the issues surrounding Black hair continue to linger as we enter the twenty-first century. "Hair Story" is a historical and anecdotal exploration of Black Americans' tangled hair roots. A ...

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Hair Story
2001, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312265991

Hardcover

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