Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Madame CJ Walker & "Good Hair"

The topic of "good" or "bad" hair can be a contentious one for African Americans. Madame CJ Walker, an inventor & icon, worked to make hair (and beauty) products specifically for Black women.

What do you think of your own hair? Do you wear your hair in its natural state or do you curl it, straighten it, perm it, dye it?  How do you feel about this issue?

Choose some of the following books to read with your children and talk about this sometimes emotionally-charged topic...
If you're having trouble getting discussion started, watch this preview of Chris Rock's "Good Hair" movie...

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