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Women of Color banned for hair in public

Shocking History: Why Women of Color in the 1800s
Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair in Public

Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?” My sister asked me.
“WOW. Really?” I replied.
I’d probably heard of this in one of my black studies classes in undergrad, but who remembers everything they’ve been taught? Besi

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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