“Don’t Touch My Hair” exhibit at the University of Oregon

“Don’t Touch My Hair” exhibit stirs campus conversations about hair, race, and identity

This art exhibit is more than a few photos it starts a complete conversation way beyond hair. It stirs stories about race and individual identity. The stories go back to some participants childhood. One individual discussed was a Florida native who is one of the co-curators. In the article, it discusses what she had to do to fit in her school in Melbourne, FL. Click on the link below to Sara Urban’s story to learn more and find out details about the exhibit.

 

 

Don’t Touch My Hair” exhibit stirs campus conversations about hair, race and identity

Sarah Urban — April 9, 2018 at 6:00 am “Your hair is your glory,” Kristen Clayton’s mom told her over and over. She would hover above her daughter’s head and work her hands through the thick, waist-length curls. For Clayton, these moments were a sacred, ritualistic practice. In Melbourne, Florida, where Clayton grew up, she was the only African American student at her private elementary …

Source: “Don’t Touch My Hair” exhibit stirs campus conversations about hair, race and identity – Emerald Media 

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