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On stage and screen, artists back a cause: black hair matters

By Priya Elan

Campaign to end discrimination against afros and dreadlocks spreads to Britain

A new television mini-series charting the life of black hair mogul Madam CJ Walker, who rose to prominence in the early 20th century, will highlight the identity politics around afro hair.

“It’s important to take a look at how our thinking about ourselves and our hair has evolved during the last 100 years,” says A’Lelia Bundles, Walker’s great-granddaughter, who wrote the biography on which the four-part drama, starring Octavia Spencer as Walker, is based. “We need to know that our ancestors were grappling with self-confidence in a world that favoured European standards of beauty and dismissed African facial features, skin colour and hair texture.”

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/14/black-hair-matters-artists-back-cause