Sonia Clark’s “Black Hair Flag” is a striking image. The four-foot-tall cloth art piece is painted with the infamous flag of the Confederacy — but stitched into its fabric are the traditional African American hairstyles of the bantu knot and the cornrow, which make up the stars and stripes of the American flag. Tameka Ellington’s talk, “TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair" (Sept. 3), explored the exhibit and was supported in part by the Central New York Humanities Corridor. Continue reading...
“TEXTURES” lecture celebrates the history and art of Black hair
Tameka Ellington (Kent State University) speaks at Cornell University as part of the "Fashion & Social Justice" lecture series.
• Sept. 14, 2021