Milestones and events that shaped the culture of black [natural] hair into what it is today.
Why a timeline? Wikipedia defines a timeline as a way of displaying a list of events in chronological order often used to help with understanding the order of historical events and trends for a subject. This natural hair timeline will be a condensed version of the history of black hair. For a far better read, check out the book HairStory: Untangling the Roots of of Black Hair in America by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps. Also check out www.UnderstandingBlackHair.com. These are my sources.
1600 – 1700: Stolen Identity
1800 – 1863: Separate, Not Equal
1865 – 1899: Testing Blackness
1900 – 1944 (part one): The American Caste System
the 1900’s & Black Hair Entrepreneurship
1900 – 1944 (part two): Being the Right Kind of Black Ad Campaign
1945 – 1964: Let’s Do the Conk: Black Hairstyles through the 1960s
1965 – 1969: Reverting Back to Natural
1970 – 1979: Black Hair in the Seventies: the Afro
1980 – 1989: That ’80s Hair
1990 – 1999: Varied Style: the ’90s Hair
2000 – now (2014): Coming Full Circle