In 1966, Stokely Carmichael asserted that black people “have to stop being ashamed of being black. A broad nose, a thick lip, and nappy hair is us and we are going to call that beautiful whether they like it or not. We are not going to fry our hair anymore.” Kathleen Cleaver and fellow Black Panthers sporting Afros


  • Title: The Afro
  • Creator: Stephen Shames
  • Date Created: 1968
  • Location: Oakland
  • Rights: © Stephen Shames

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