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A Timeline of Black Hair In History

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The History of Black Hair
Whether it’s Michael Jackson's Afro or female hip-hop artists “weave of the week,” black hair has long had the power to set trends and reflect societal attitudes.
1444:
Europeans trade on west coast of Africa

with people wearing elaborate hairstyles, including locks, plaits and twists.
1619:
First slaves brought to Jamestown

African language, culture and grooming tradition begin to disappear.
1700s:
Calling black hair “wool”

Many whites dehumanize slaves

The more elaborate African hairstyles cannot be retained
1800s:
Without the combs herbal treatments used in Africa slaves rely on bacon grease butter kerosene as hair conditioners and cleaners.
Higher prices for Lighter-skinned, straight-haired slaves than darker, more kinky-haired ones.
Internalizing color consciousness, blacks promote the idea that blacks with dark skin and kinky hair are less attractive and worth less.
1865: Slavery ends, but whites look upon black women who style their hair like white women as well-adjusted. “Good” hair becomes a prerequisite for entering certain schools, churches, social groups and business networks.
Late 1800's:
Metal hot combs readily available in the United States
The comb is heated and used to press and temporarily straighten kinky hair.
1900s: Madame C.J. Walker
develops hair-care products for black hair.
popularizes the press-and-curl style.
Some criticize her for encouraging black In women to look white.
In 1910, First American female self-made millionaire
1920s:
Marcus Garvey
Black nationalist
urges followers to embrace their natural hair and reclaim an African aesthetic.
1962: Actress Cicely Tyson wears cornrows on the television drama “East Side/West Side.”
1966:
1st popular Model Pat Evans
defies both black and white standards of beauty and shaves her head.
1966: Model Pat Evans defies both black and white standards of beauty and shaves her head.
1968: Actress Diahann Carroll is the first black woman to star in a television network series, “Julia.” She is a darker version of the all-American girl with straightened, curled hair.
1971:
Melba Tolliver fired
from ABC in NY for wearing an afro
while covering Tricia Nixon’s wedding.
1977: The Jheri curl explodes on the black hair scene. Billed as a curly perm for blacks, the ultra-moist hairstyle lasts through the 1980s.
1979:
Braids and beads cross the color line
when Bo Derek appears with cornrows in the movie “10.”
1988: Spike Lee exposes the good hair/bad hair light-skinned/dark-skinned schism in black American in his movie “School Daze.”
1990: ”Sisters love the weave,” “Essence” magazine declares. A variety of natural styles and locks also become more accepted.
1997: Singer Erykah Badu poses on the cover of her debut album “Baduizm” with her head wrapped, ushering in an eclectic brand of Afrocentrism.
1998: Carson Inc.,
creator of Dark & Lovely
acquires the black-owned beauty company Johnson Products of Chicago
L’Oreal purchases Carson two years later and merges it with Soft Sheen.
2001: Rapper Lil’ Kim wears a platinum blonde weave, while singer Macy Gray sports a new-school afro. Some black women perm, some press, and others go with natural twists, braids and locks.
2003:
Massachusetts Dance teacher Amy Fernandes’ refuses to allow 4-year-old Amari Diaw to participate in her ballet dance recital along with the other children in her class who have been practicing for the exciting event because she requires the girls to pull back their hair into a bun.
Amari’s mom put Amari’s very curly hair into cornrows and pulled it back into a bun.
Fernandes, however, insisted that braids be removed and that Amari’s hair be pulled back straight into a bun.
2006: Baltimore Police Department’s
prohibit such hairstyles as cornrows, dreadlocks and twists.
Which is the African American culture
These natural hairstyles are deemed to be “extreme” and a “fad” by the department.
2007: MSNBC Radio Host Don Imus loses his job when he calls the Rutgers’ women’s basketball team “some nappy-headed hos.”
2006: Black hair-care is a billion-dollar industry.
2008: ”The New Yorker” draws heat when a cover photo portrays Michelle Obama with an Afro and an AK 47 machine gun and and Barack Obama in a turban doing the fist bump. Many felt the cartoon reinforces negative stereotypes about both Muslims and natural hair.
2008: ”The New Yorker” draws heat when a cover photo portrays Michelle Obama with an Afro and an AK 47 machine gun and and Barack Obama in a turban doing the fist bump. Many felt the cartoon reinforces negative stereotypes about both Muslims and natural hair.
2009: Comic Chris Rock unveils “Good Hair” at the Sundance Film Festival, exploring the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of black people.
1954: George E. Johnson launches the Johnson Products Empire with Ultra Wave Hair Culture, a “permanent” hair straightener for men that can be applied at home. A women’s chemical straightener follows.



Racism Lives-
This is a video of a similar case which took place on September.26,2013
Afro-textured (Natural) hair is a term used to refer to the natural texture of Black African hair that has not been altered by hot combs, flat irons, or chemicals..
1997: Singer Erykah Badu poses on the cover of her debut album “Baduizm” with her head wrapped, ushering in an eclectic brand of Afrocentrism.



1999: ”People” magazine names lock-topped Grammy award-winning artist Lauryn Hill one of its 50 Most Beautiful People.

1900s: Madame C.J. Walker develops hair-care products for black hair. She popularizes the press-and-curl style. Some criticize her for encouraging black women to look white.


1910: Walker is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the first African-American female self-made millionaire.



1865: Slavery ends, but whites look upon black women who style their hair like white women as well-adjusted. “Good” hair becomes a prerequisite for entering certain schools, churches, social groups and business networks.



1980: Model-actress Grace Jones sports her trademark flat-top fade.



Natural Hair Struggles
1960's -70's
It wasn’t until the Black Pride Movement & the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s that African Americans turned back time to embrace their more natural, traditional hairstyles.
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