People who shaped the culture of black [natural] hair into what it is today.
There are always people who move along the events on the timeline of history. This is no different from the history of black [natural] hair. This page will be dedicated to these people and their accomplishments that moved our hair culture to where it is today – either positively, or negatively. 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 among my sources.
Influential People in the History of Black [natural] Hair
Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone, 1869 – 1957
Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker, 1867 – 1919
Marjorie Stewart Joyner, 1896 – 1994
Madame Sarah Spencer Washington, 1889 – 1953
Madame Nobia (N.A.) Franklin, 1892 – 1934
Garrett Augustus Morgan, 1877 – 1963