Top Grooviest Afros from the 60s and 70s

By Divya G

During the ’60s and ’70, numerous nifty influences were introduced, but there was nothing more smashing than the Afro. The effervescent hairstyle brought about by the Afros was an iconic way to style your hair. It deliberately embodied black pride and denounced Eurocentric beauty standards.

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Afro Roots from the ’60s and ’70s

The abolition of blacks in the role of slavery cannot be understated till now. The hair of 60’s black people was cast down as “unruly,” “nappy,” and “wooly.” However, these racist archetypes were demolished when the black people rose and stated, “I’m black, proud.”

This eventually gave birth to the movement of “Black is Beautiful.” They continuously rejected the systems that kept them down and expressed themselves just how they wanted.

Power of the Black

President of Black Men Chad Dion Lassiter states that the ’60s Afros were to fight racist norms. Today, it holds almost no significance to the radical political forebears. Black Panthers member Angela Davis spoke boldly for truth. Her protests were epitomized to fight against white oppression.

The Black Divas

The Afros could deliberately make a transition from black powder. All thanks to the Blaxploitation film – Foxy Brown. Trailblazing black star Pam Grier portrayed a very different side of the AfroAfro. She hid razor blades with her Afro, making them beautiful and dangerous.

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Sports Beaming Afros

“Dr. J” became widely popular as his Afro rose higher than all other athletes. While Dr. J was regarded as the Skywalker of the ’70s, Michaell Jordan was that of the ’90s. Moreover, The Big O’s Afro remains the iconic ‘do of ’70s NYC.