o	Hair  historians, such as Lori L. Tharps and Ayana D. Byrd, state that in 1950, an Ohio housewife and hairdresser named Christina Jenkins invented hair weaves and patented her unique hair weaving technique. Jenkins, the wife of a jazz musician, thought it would be more feasible to sew hair directly to the head instead of weaving hair together and attaching it to the scalp with pins.

o Hair historians, such as Lori L. Tharps and Ayana D. Byrd, state that in 1950, an Ohio housewife and hairdresser named Christina Jenkins invented hair weaves and patented her unique hair weaving technique. Jenkins, the wife of a jazz musician, thought it would be more feasible to sew hair directly to the head instead of weaving hair together and attaching it to the scalp with pins.

Louis Armstrong playing for his wife Lucille in front of the Sphinx in Egypt during his tour of Egypt as a jazz ambassador to promote the United States, 1961 [1233 × 1280] - Imgur

Louis Armstrong playing for his wife Lucille in front of the Sphinx in Egypt during his tour of Egypt as a jazz ambassador to promote the United States, 1961 [1233 × 1280] - Imgur

Chloe Wofford was born in Lorain, Ohio on February 18, 1931. She graduated with honors from Lorain High School and earned a bachelor's degree in English at Howard University. It was during her time at Howard University that she changed her name to Toni Morrison.

Chloe Wofford was born in Lorain, Ohio on February 18, 1931. She graduated with honors from Lorain High School and earned a bachelor's degree in English at Howard University. It was during her time at Howard University that she changed her name to Toni Morrison.

Today in Black History, 1/4/2014 - Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American registered nurse in the United States. For more info, check out today's blog!

Today in Black History, 1/4/2014 - Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American registered nurse in the United States. For more info, check out today's blog!

Future 1936 Olympic Champion Jesse Owens working at a gas station in Cleveland Ohio, 1935.

Future 1936 Olympic Champion Jesse Owens working at a gas station in Cleveland Ohio, 1935.[449x594]

Future 1936 Olympic Champion Jesse Owens working at a gas station in Cleveland Ohio, 1935.

Some Children of Famous Families (Booker T. Washington III and Frederick Douglas III are here) - July, 1920

Some Children of Famous Families (Booker T. Washington III and Frederick Douglas III are here) - July, 1920

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