October Book at Casita
Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America

Join us at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education on Oct. 23, 30 Nov. 6, 13, & 20, 2019 when we start discussing Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps. The first 15 attendees will receive a free copy of the book.

Hair Story is a historical and anecdotal exploration of Black Americans’ tangled hair roots. A chronological look at the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of Black hair from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States, it ties the personal to the political and the popular.

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
928 Simpson St.
Bronx NY 10459

Discussions are connected to the current exhibition RESPECT by Timothy Okamura, Jessica Spence, and Nichole Washington. 


The Literary Freedom Project is committed to creating spaces that help leverage the power of books, culture, and education. Our programs value the variety of histories and cultures found in the Bronx and give residents places to build community and explore social engagement.

These restorative conversations related to gentrification, social justice, women’s empowerment, criminal justice, and racial inequality reflect the racial, economic, and gender demographics of the borough and build bridges to engagement while (re)sparking a love of literature.

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