Note: Bessie Jones says that her hair turns white and then back again. She finds gray and white hair attractive and talks about how women styled their hair years ago.In the old days women used to sell their hair in order to make "false hair." White women try to curl their hair, as black women try to make theirs straighter. She also talks about hair braiding and about God's views on make-up and jewelry as revealed in the Bible.
About the session: The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
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