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Morgan News Hour: Understanding the Societal Impact of Black Hair

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Show aired 7-8-2024

(WEAA)—Morgan State student journalists Antonio Mann and Carson Freeman are joined by MSU's historian Dr. Edwin T. Johnson, and 12-year-old Mason Neal.

The group explores the societal impact of Black hair, shares personal experiences with discrimination, and discusses the significance of the Crown Act.

They delve into the cultural and spiritual importance of hair, the transition to professionalism post-COVID, and specific incidents such as a Black student in Texas suspended over his hairstyle.

The conversation also touches on cultural changes, the evolution of hairstyles, and the influence of individuals like Allen Iverson, in addition to initiatives aimed at challenging stereotypes and advocating for hair diversity.

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