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Hair Trimmed by Athletes for Unity

Date: October 17, 1969

Author: unknown

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Description: This October 17, 1969 article published in the Guilford College student newspaper, The Guilfordian, reports on the outcome of the school’s grooming policies for athletes as it related to African American athletes. While the policy mandated short hair on athletes, black athletes argued that Afro hairstyles were a critical part of black identity.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Guilfordian

Repository: Guilford College

Item#: 2.19.1103

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