National Crown Day Set For July 3rd: A Day Of Solidarity For Women, Men & Children To Wear Their Natural Hair Boldly & Proudly
Tomorrow, July 3, is National CROWN Day – which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair”. CROWN is a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists or bantu knots.
National CROWN Day, also known as Black Hair Independence Day, will be a day of solidarity for men, women and children to wear their natural hair boldly and proudly, without fear of being discriminated against in school or the workplace.
According to The CROWN Coalition, of the 50 U.S. states, The CROWN Act is now law in 7 of them (CA, NY, NJ, VA, CO, WA, MD), and 2 municipalities (Cincinnati, OH & Montgomery County, MD), with reportedly twenty-three (23) states having introduced The CROWN Act.
As more women and men continue to celebrate their natural hair such as ‘TODAY’ host, Sheinelle Jones, Taraji . Henson, and Kevin Gates, it’s making headway and becoming widely accepted and embraced both inside and outside of the workplace.
The CROWN Act is a place where you can go to not only join the movement, but express yourself with your personal experiences with your hair journey.
What hairstyle will you be wearing tomorrow, July 3rd, to celebrate National CROWN Day? Tell us about it below!