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Hair Story with Lori Tharps Pt 1

By Esta Fiesta

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. Check out Lori’s website: Find Lori Tharps on Twitter @LoriTharps  or Instagram @myamericanmeltingpot Listen to Lori’s podcast: My American Meltingpot: Follow @PoisedPodcast on Twitter and Facebook and use #PoisednPolished to continue the conversation! Follow Esta Fiesta on Instagram and Twitter Sign up for the newsletter and visit for a complete list of past episodes and resources and visuals from this episode.

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