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The Afro Comb and the Politics of Hair


BBC News Africa

This 5-minute YouTube clip takes you on a tour of an exhibition at the University of Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum which looks at the Afro comb's impact as both a hair care tool and cultural symbol over the last 6,000 years. It takes visitors on a journey that looks at ancient Egypt, the US civil rights movement and communities across Africa and the Caribbean. The video tour is narrated by exhibition curator Sally-Ann Ashton.

BBC News Africa