Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : Female slaves were forced to wear headwraps because white women were jealous

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,


    Female slaves were forced to wear headwraps because white women were jealous
    Born into slavery, then reclaimed by black women, the headwrap is now a celebrated expression of style and identity

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    ... In her article “The African American Woman’s Headwrap: Unwinding the Symbols,” historian Helen Bradley Gabriel explains that both the symbolism and functions of the headwrap “acquired a paradox of meaning” that could have been created only in “the crucible of American slavery and its aftermath.”

    https://timeline.com/headwraps-were-born-out-of-slavery-before-being-reclaimed-207e2c65703b

    The radical history of the headwrap – Timeline

    Born into slavery, then reclaimed by black women, the headwrap is now a celebrated expression of style and identity
    timeline.com

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    Pop singer Erykah Badu performing in a head wrap in 2001. (Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns via Getty Images)


     
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