|The Women's Center and the African American Cultural Center have partnered to bring "The Politics of Black Hair" to NC State. The exhibit will run through March 21, 2018 in the African American Cultural Center Gallery on the second floor of Witherspoon Student Center.
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 the centers invited NC State students, faculty, staff and the public to celebrate its opening reception. Before the start of the event, tables of people made conversation while music played. Others smiled as they read the hair stories that accompanied the framed photos of PBH participants. "It's been an emotional journey," said NC State LIVE Director Sharon Moore on reading the stories in the exhibit.
"Our hair is a visual representation of our Blackness and how we manifest all of our glory," said Angela Gay, assistant director of the Women's Center. Despite this manifestation, wearing natural Black hair has often been considered unprofessional.