Dunbar Heritage Association: Hair Police Report

This document is a resource meant to accompany the Dunbar Heritage Association’s Black History Month discussion on black hair.  It includes sources used within the presentation and provides additional information not introduced at the event.  While it is not an exhaustive history of the discrimination against black bodies and hair in the U.S., it does demonstrate the longstanding racist and harmful attitudes, policies, laws, and sanctions used to penalize blackness. 

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