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Informational speech outline: History of Black Hair

Uncovering those Roots Specific Purpose: Inform the audience on the history of Black Hair Thesis Statement: Through history, African Americans have changed to fit the times and so their hair has developed a statement about those historical changes. Introduction: l. Attention-getter: My Hair Story II. Establishment of ethos: Through a bit of research and a book called Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America, I understand more about African American Hair.

Ill. Thematic Statement: If sometimes you wondered about black air (I. E. How can it do all those things or better yet why) you must first understand the history behind the hair. IV. Preview: Today, I’ll share with you the history of black hair from its origin in Africa, to its bondage in America, to the ideology of black and finally the most recent changes in Black hair. [Transition: So, let me take you on this journey starting in Africa] Body l. Black Hair Prior & During Bondage (1400-1899) a.

Africa: Hairstyles indicate status within the community b. The Most trustworthy individual in Society: hairdresser I. A person spirit is in the hair it. Doing hair consumed time of both individuals iii. Boone (1986) describes hair braiding sessions as “times of shared confidences and laughter; the circle of women who do each other’s hair are friends bound together in fellowship” c. The Slave Trade enter the picture I. In order to reduce the spreading of lice heads were shaved it.

Hermann from the New Work’s Museum for African Art states “a shaved head can be interpreted as taking away someone’s identity'(Byrd, 2001) iii. Different texture of hair nearness different place of work ‘v. Good and Bad Hair ideology occurs because straight hair s translated to economic opportunity and social advantage [Transition: From these moments of insecurity lead to the belief that nappy was “no good”] II. Nappy… ‘ think Not (1900-1964) a. Madam C. J. Walker the first self-made female American Millionaire following in the footsteps of Annie Malone b.

Straight hair is a sign of middle class; position in society c. “Passing,” is defined as “the movement of a person who is legally or socially designated Black in to a White racial category or White social identity. “(Byrd, 2001) d. Advertisements were predominately for bleaches and straightened e. Hairpieces, wigs, curlers become popular accessories [Transition: From this interesting time period, we now enter the revolution of Black hair. ] Ill. The Revolution of Black Hair Comes with Politics (1965-1979) a.

Shift of black hair ideology D Walt ten Black Power Movement on ten roles, groups sun as ten Black Panther take front of hair to natural is beautiful and powerful c. How Black are you could be answered by the size of the afro d. The afro becomes a fashion statement instead of a political one [Transition: Now that the political statement through hair is over, the sat arrears have been about empowerment of the individual. ] ‘V. Recent Changes in Black Hair (1980-Present) a. Embracing their hair in various ways b.

What works in the workplace c. Jones & Jones (1971) explain in All About the Natural, “freeing your mind” “Simply put, it is a matter of reclaiming our soul” [Transition: Finally, we’re caught up the where we are today. ] Conclusion: l. Summarize: Vive Just introduced a brief history of Black hair II. Review: Now you have a better look of African American history through the origins and development of Black hair. Ill. Tie to Introduction: Research before the chop-off when a long way

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