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#BNFroFriday: Black Women’s Hair Throughout American History



In this video by BuzzFeed, we get to see the transition of a black woman’s hair throughout American history.

From the shores of Africa and representation of hair by the Yoruba culture to the times of emancipation when black people faced economic and social pressure to assimilate into the white culture, causing them to alter the texture of their hair with chemicals.

The story has come full circle now and today, black women embrace their hair in whatever way makes them feel beautiful in their own way. #BlackGirlMagic!



  1. o

    March 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Enjoyed watching this. I never knew there was a time black women had to cover their heads. Lol at the jheri curls days. Remember Coming to America???

  2. Live and let's live

    March 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    well informed video. I like it!

  3. Zee

    March 4, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Wow! Nice one

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