Cover for GILL: Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry. Click for larger imageThe April 11, 2010, edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education includes a review of Tiffany Gill’s new book Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry.

“Again and again in Beauty Shop Politics, the reader is reminded that the hairdressing profession gave women the security to pursue political activity. Bernice Robinson, who eventually became the first teacher for Highlander’s Citizenship Schools in the Carolina Sea Islands, which sought to widen voter registration by teaching African-Americans to read, attributed her involvement with voting rights in Charleston to her economic autonomy as a beautician.”

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