The Oracle Group, Inc. will be hosting a free book event with authors of Hair Story: Untangling The Roots of Black Hair in America, Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L.Tharps.
The event will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library located on 901 G Street NW in Washington, DC.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the authors, participate in a book discussion as well as purchase the new revised version of the book and get their books autographed.
The event is free, but attendees must register. The link to register for the event is below and the book can be purchased in advance via the link as well.
According to the Oracle Group, Inc. website, "Hair Story: Untangling The Roots of Black Hair in America is a historical and anecdotal exploration of Black Americans' tangled hair roots.
A chronological look at the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of Black hair from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States, it ties the personal to the political and the popular."
The site goes on to state that major figures in the history of Black hair are presented, from early hair-care entrepreneurs Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam C. J. Walker to unintended hair heroes like Angela Davis and Bob Marley.
Celebrities, stylists, and cultural critics weigh in on the burgeoning sociopolitical issues surrounding Black hair, from the historically loaded terms "good" and "bad" hair, to Black hair in the workplace, to mainstream society's misrepresentation and misunderstanding of kinky locks.
Hair Story is the book that Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history, and it's a book that people of all races will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair.