History of 

Cornrow Braiding

 

 
Photo Credits
African Origins 1a: The Louvre, Paris.
African Origins 1b, 1e: Sylvia Ardyn Boone. Radiance from the Waters. Ideals of Feminine Beauty in Mende Art. New Haven: YUP, 1986
African Origins 1d: Dr. Elze Bruyninx and Museum for African Art, NY.
Middle Passage 2.a: Yarbrough, Camille. Cornrows. (with illustrations by Carol Byard). Coward, McCann & Geoghegan 1979.
Civil Rights 3a: http://www.madamcjwalker.com/index.html, Madame C.J. Walker. Permission Pending 
Civil Rights 3b: Garland Hicks, Ohio Historical Society
Civil Rights 3c: Biggers, John. Ananse: The Web of Life in Africa. University of Texas Press, 1962. Permission pending.
Civil Rights 3d: Publicity@VanguardRecords.com

Hip Hop 4.c: http://www.allen.iverson.net

 
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