Remember the 70s when African Americans had a head full of gloriously huge hair?
Down in the Bronx, despite the raging violence against Black people, it was jazz and the Afro that kept the Black community strong in the face of brutality and oppression in the United States.
The popular hairstyle Afro emerged in the late 1950s, alongside the Civil Rights Movement that demanded equal rights of citizenship for Black people living in America. Hence, the origin of the Afro was amidst a politically charged environment.
Let’s take a look at the significance of this unique Black hairstyle and whether it holds the same weight today as it did back in the day.