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Angela Davis

Revolutionary civil rights activist Angela Davis was much more than her Afro. But her hairstyle represented the civil rights and Black Is Beautiful movements in the 1970s. "It is both humiliating and humbling to discover that a single generation after the events that constructed me as a public personality, I am remembered as a hairdo," she said. Her hair may have been a symbol, but her ideas changed the world.

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