Tanisha Ford explores the emergence of the "Soul Style" movement

Tanisha Ford
February 15, 2017

Tanisha Ford explored how and why black women in the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa incorporated style and beauty culture into their activism. Focusing on the emergence of the "soul style" movement - represented in clothing, jewelry, hairstyles, and more - this lecture demonstrated that black women's fashion choices became galvanizing symbols of gender and political liberation.

 

This event was sponsored by the Institute for African Studies and the American Studies Department