The History Of Black Barber Shops (Rebroadcast)

The History Of Black Barber Shops (Rebroadcast)

Modern black barber shops are civic, cultural and business institutions in many major cities. Their history, however, is complicated, shifting from places where only white men were served to the democratic social spaces of today in just over a century. We consider the political and social movements brought that change about and the role these shops play in communities now.

Modern black barber shops are civic, cultural and business institutions in many major cities. Their history, however, is complicated, shifting from places where only white men were served to the democratic social spaces of today in just over a century. We consider the political and social movements brought that change about and the role these shops play in communities now.

Guests

Quincy Mills

history professor, Vassar College; author 'Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America'

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.