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Apparently, women of color were wearing their hair in such fabulous ways, adding jewels and feathers to their high hairdos and walking around with such beauty and pride that it was obscuring their status. This was very threatening to the social stability (read: white population) of the area at the time. The law was meant to distinguish women of color from their white counterparts and to minimize their beauty.
Shocking History: Why Women of Color in the 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair in Public by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com (via geejayeff)

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