World Afro Day - September 15
Fri Sep 15th

World Afro Day

World Afro Day, September 15th, celebrates this natural hairstyle, as well as the culture and identity of those who wear an Afro. This day of change also educates others about the natural hairstyles of blacks and mixed-race people.

The afro is a natural hairstyle for black people, as well as those who are mixed-race. The afro is recognizable as the hair stands out all around the head, like a cloud. Some people simply refer to this hairstyle as a "fro."

African Americans have attempted to tame their hair to meet European beauty requirements throughout history. However, many African Americans had enough and decided to go natural in the 1960s. This celebration of self-acceptance became known as the "Black is Beautiful" movement.

Political activists began sporting their afro throughout the 1960s and 1970s as a mark of liberation and pride. The afro was also seen on big screen films such as Shaft and Foxy Brown and Coffy. Many well-known artists, such as the Jackson 5th, have started sporting their afros. Eventually, braided styles became more popular among African descent people.

With the natural hair movement, the afro made a comeback in the 1990s. Celebrities such as Lauryn Hill, the late Prince, and Colin Kaepernick have all contributed to popularize the afro once more. The afro was one of the best hairstyles for women in 2021.

How to celebrate #worldafroday

Every year, the World Afro Day group holds a variety of events around the world. Educational seminars, lectures, on-screen collaborations with celebrities, and special media coverage are among the activities that include educational seminars, lectures, presentations in schools, on-screen collaborations with celebrities. Thousands of people from around the world have participated in these activities over the years.

To participate:

  • Learn more about how natural hairstyles help create one's identity
  • Find out more afros on the internet, including Erykah Badu, Diana Ross, the Jackson 5, and Solange Knowles
  • Learn about the past of the afro and its place in the black community
  • Listen to songs inspired by the afro, including "Afro (Freestyle Skit) by Erykah Badu, "Afro Puffs" by the Lady of Rage, and Corrine Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On" by Corrine Bailey Rae

#WorldAfroDay is a hashtag that should be shared on social media. Don't forget to post this day on social media with #WorldAfroDay.

Afro day history of the world afro day has dominated history

Michelle De Leon, a former producer and filmmaker for Good Morning Britain, founded World Afro Day in 2017. World Afro Day's director, Denese Chikwendu, is Her friend Denese Chikwendu. Michelle was inspired to start the day when she heard her daughter singing about her natural hair. She wanted other children to feel good about their hair, too. She selected the date of September 15th. On this day, the state of Alabama passed a bill in which employers could refuse to work to people with dreadlocks. With World Afro Day, De Leon was able to defy this draconian law. This day, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has been approved by the High Commissioner for Human Rights.