Happy Black History Month! I know this one has been crazy so far so I’m bringing you a more pleasant story to talk about : the history of African American hair! Lori Tharps joins me to discuss her book Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.
In part 1 of this conversation we’re talking about how current attitudes toward black hair compare to historical attitudes about hair. Lori’s also talking about her personal experiences with hair, growing up in an all white environment and relocating to blacker spaces.
In Part 2 of my conversation with Lori Tharps we're talking about Black men's relationship with their hair, barbershops, and sooo much more!
Read Lori's book: Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.
Check out Lori’s website: https://myamericanmeltingpot.com/
Listen to Lori’s podcast: My American Meltingpot