A Critical Conversation about the History of Ownership in the Black Hair Care Industry
The Black hair care industry has been in existence since the 1900s with the likes of Annie Turnbo Malone, Madam C. J. Walker, and Garrett Morgan. These entrepreneurs set the standard for successful Black owned hair care businesses. However, for more than 100 years that success has been continually threatened by non-Blacks profiting off of products they created catering to the Black community. Join us as Ladosha Wright, Goldie Jenkins, and Dr. Tameka Ellington discuss this phenomenon along with the life of Christina Jenkins, inventor of the hair weave and a hair care industry business woman in the 1950s.
This Facebook Live event will take place at Dr. Tameka Ellington, co-curator of the KSU Museum's TEXTURES exhibition, on Monday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. EST.
Christina Jenkins, Inventor of the Hair Weave
Walker Newsletter, vol. V, no. VII, October 1953
Hot Comb Demonstration, 1915