In honor of Black History Month, The Westminster Community Charter School will be presenting, “Submerged in Perception Emerging in Truth: I Am Not My Hair,” Friday, February 17 at 9:15 a.m. in the school auditorium.

This Black History production uncovers the truth about black hair and celebrates the diversity of black hair throughout the years. The history of black hair and hairstyling began in Africa. Before the slave trade began, many African cultures wore elaborate twists, braids, and intricate styles. Once they were brought America, their hairstyling traditions began to die and they were forced to find other methods to texture their hair.